India is the second largest producer and one of the largest consumers of silk in the world. Its silk textile traditions are ancient and extremely diverse. Yet, the $8 billion Indian silk industry has been caught in a rut. Chinese and Vietnamese yarns have become more popular among domestic weavers for their better quality. In this episode of Field Notes, TR Vivek is in conversation with Mayank Tiwari, the CEO and founder of Reshamandi, a Bangalore based startup that's trying to revitalise the country's sericulture supply chain from the mulberry farms to the loom using modern technology. 

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