chetak wrote:hearing similar stories in bangalore, kerala, with lots of housewives selling imported paki "designer" clothing, salwar suits, embroidered sarees from flats and houses. quantities are huge and so is demand.
Please check, those are likely imported from Chandni Chowk, Purani Dilli. The world's largest wholesale market for North Indian women's clothing. All made by hindus, muslims, punjabis and haryanvis and UP-walas in the galis there.
The most intricate gold and silverwork on the dresses is available, the kind that is NOT available anywhere in the world. Basically, during partition, workers from all over migrated here.