Made in India is a small portfolio dedicated to one classic production of the country, the textile field. It's a travel around various production places in the main India production districts. The projects has been photographed between 2006 and 2012.


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Commuters to work by walking. Ahmedabad, 2006

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The infrastructures are in strong expansion and is perceived, from year to year, a sudden evolution. Mumbai, 2006

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Shoes deposit at the entrance of the factory. Mumbai, 2006

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The production of a fabric is preceded by the preparation of yarn (spinning), made starting from raw cotton bales. Vapi, 2009

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The yarn is then processed into fabric by different types of looms. Delhi, 2006

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In India there are still almost entirely manual looms. Panipat, 2008

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Later the fabric is bleached and prepared for printing or for dyeing. This old factory no longer exists today, the strong growth of urban areas has transformed formerly industrial areas in valuable residential areas. Mumbai, 2006

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A work break ... or a blocked machine for a problem? Mumbai, 2006

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Ancient looms still in use. Panipat, 2008

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A high-quality satin fabric rolled at the end of the process. Gujarat, 2009 

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Other products are manually made with the sewing machines, in "cloud" of crazy yarns. Panipat, 2009

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Old sewing machine still in perfect operations. Panipat, 2008

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After the production of the fabric it must be stitched and sewed in a finished product. Mumbai, 2006

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Some factories are structured in large spaces and very well organized, others are decidedly more artisan. Ahmedabad, 2006

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Once the production is completed it is done a manual check on quality. Karur, 2009

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The colors must be the correct ones and they are controlled under a special light. Tiripur, 2009

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The goods are ready! you have to prepare the documents... Mumbai, 2006 (this office is not so battered, in fact they were going a major restructuring)

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The loading of the goods on the trucks for loading into the containers. Gujarat, 2006

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Some vehicles are more traditional ones... Ahmedabad, 2006

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The country runs and develops, urban areas are becoming more modern. Mumbai, 2006

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A huge oil tanker, the country needs energy to continue the development ... MBPT Sea Board, 2006

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