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    Lucknow Chikankari Stitches- The Art of Stitching

    Lucknow Chikankari Stitches Lucknowi Chikankari is one of its kind hand embroidery, a variety of stitching styles are involved in ...
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    Chikan Embroidery – Lucknow’s Pride

    Chikan Embroidery: Lucknow’s Pride The city of Lucknow, fondly known as the ‘Nawabon ka Shehar’ or the ‘City of Tehzeeb ...
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    Chic office wears from Ada Designer Chikan Studio

    When western formals become boring and the traditional Kurta-leggings pair tend to wear out, you aren’t left with much options ...
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    5 ideas to dress up for the summers with Ada Chikan

    Summer brings with it days of sweltering heat and boredom to dress up and leave the house. But, not that ...
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    8 good reasons why you should shop from Ada

    Amidst an array of marketplaces to shop for authentic Chikankari material in Lucknow for, Ada Designer Chikan Studio stands as one ...
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    Your White Wardrobe for Holi

    The season of colours and thandai is here! Hours will be spent amidst laughter and banter with friends and family. ...
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    6 Best-selling Kurtis by Ada for your Valentine

    The best time of the year for couples is here. Amidst you routine work, we are sure you are making ...
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    Chikankari’s International Demand

    Indian culture has cast a spell on countries across oceans since time immemorial. Indian Ethnic wear has attracted many tourists and also has a sizeable chunk of market share in foreign markets. Talking about ethnic wear,  the most popular thing that occupies the mind is the handwork of Chikankari. The intricate and delicate work of Chikankari, which is a heritage from the Mughal Empire, is worn and adorned by women and men of all ages. The international demand of the same is humongous which is substantiated by the fact that India exports around 60 crore of rupees worth Chikankari apparels every year. The demand majorly pours in from the niche audience from Europe, Canada, USA, Italy, Australia, Middle East and African countries. What makes this Indian handwork click in foreign markets is the essence of our culture in it. Since the past two decades, Chikankari has got a wide acceptance in the form of a new trend in their fashion. Fashion Designers like Sandeep Khosla and Abu Jani have played a great role in globalizing this art with their fusion of Chikankari with zardosi, embellishments, mirror works and several other art work. Other renowned lot like Tarun Tahliyani and Manish Malhotra have taken it further and smartly marketed it as a wedding wear as well nationally and internationally. Hence, the wedding collection is driving huge demands from across the globe. The work is no longer limited to Indian wear and is also found on skirts and tops to suit the foreign markets better. While Indian marketers are religiously eyeing the untapped sectors internationally, around 2500 artisans are engaged in manufacturing Chikan garments in order to effectively match the demand with the supply without compromising on the quality.