Posts by: Nishanth Muraleedharan

Nishanth Muraleedharan, also known as "Nishani," is an IT engineer who transitioned into entrepreneurship, driven by a profound passion for the textile industry. As the president of Save Handloom Foundation, (SaveHandloom.org) and the Founder & CEO of DMZ International Imports & Exports Pvt Ltd., I am passionate about reviving the Indian handloom industry and empowering the weavers and artisans across the country. With 25+ years of experience in the textile industry, I have developed deep market insights and a rich network of handloom weaving societies, master weavers, and self-help groups, who exclusively make products for our trust.

Reimagining Fashion’s Future: Handloom, the Sustainable Savior in a Modern World

The fashion industry, once a glamorous behemoth, now finds itself at a crossroads. Its fast-paced, mass-production model has left behind a trail of environmental degradation and social injustice. But amidst the shadows of textile waste and unethical labor practices, a beacon of hope shines – handloom. This ancient art, woven...

From Smoke Signals to Startup Sirens: ITC’s Alumni Powerhouse

Nestled within ITC‘s renowned heritage of tobacco and opulent hospitality lies an unspoken narrative—an incubator for India’s visionary startup founders. Behind the curtains of Aashirvad butter and the grandeur of ITC Hotels, a unique ecosystem thrives, birthing triumphs in the entrepreneurial landscape. A Tapestry of Innovation 47 distinctive startups proudly...

HSBC Steps Up to Green the Runway: $4 Million Boost for Climate-Conscious Apparel

The fashion industry’s quest for sustainability just got a major runway upgrade! HSBC, the global banking behemoth, has joined the $250 million Fashion Climate Fund (FCF) as a new philanthropic partner, injecting a much-needed $4 million shot in the arm to drive fashion’s green revolution. This isn’t just about looking...