‘I believe Drik has initiated this thing, and of course every corner of the country there is some germ plasm of different crops.  And cotton also, that might not be fully muslin but that could be closer to muslin.’ 

– Dr. Fariduddin Ahmed, Executive Director, Cotton Development Board, Bangladesh.

  • Kobi Sufia Kamal Auditorium at the Bangladesh National Museum
  • Dr Mustafizur Rahman, Executive Director, CPD, Bangladesh, making his valuable contribution to the Seminar.
  • Participating senior civil servants of the Bangladesh Government.
  • Dr. Md. Fariduddin, Executive Director, Bangladesh Cotton Development Board.
  • Ruby Pal Chowdhury, Advisor and President Emeritus, Crafts Council of West Bengal.
  • Faizul Latif Chowdhury, Director General, Bangladesh National Museum.
  • Dr Hameeda Hossain, Academic and human rights activist. Author, 'The Company Weavers of Bengal'.
  • Dr Sharifuddin Ahmed, Professor and Chairman, Department of History, Dhaka University.
  • Rosemary Crill, Senior Curator, V&A, Sonia Ashmore, textile historian, and Beatrice Kaldun, Head of UNESCO, Bangladesh.
  • Ruby Ghuznavi, founder of Aranya, and Bibi Russell, Designer.
  • Monira Emdad and Chandra Shekhar Saha, prominent designers and textile enthusiasts
  • Saif Osmani, Ann Kathrin-Richter and Ruby Ghuznavi along with a host of textile enthusiasts at the Seminar.
  • Maleka Khan and Abul Kashem
  • Senior civil servants of the Bangladesh Government clearly interested in Bengal Muslin's pioneering initiative.
  • Darshan Shah, founder of Weavers Studio, Kolkata, India.
  • Beatrice Kaldun, head of UNESCO, Bangladesh.
  • A Journalist asking questions about the revival of muslin.
  • Saiful Islam presents a power point report as Rosemary Crill looks on.
  • Saiful Islam, CEO, Bengal Muslin, at a Muslin Seminar held at the Centre for Policy Dialogue offices.
  • Ruby Ghuznavi, founder of Aranya, speaking at the Muslin Seminar held at the Centre for Policy Dialogue offices.
  • A few of the speakers at the Muslin Seminar held at the Centre for Policy Dialogue offices.
  • Journalists and photographers diligently recording all the proceedings at the Muslin Seminar held at the CPD offices.