Ruby Bhandari's Silk Threads Combines the East With the West

Ruby Bhandari's love of fashion took root early and never let go. She began cutting and stitching fabric as a teenager, and in college, she enjoyed designing so much that she couldn't wait to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin to start a business. Silk Threads was born while she was a sophomore at UT in 1991.Over the years, Bhandari moved the business from her Irving home to a nearby apartment and then to a studio in Northwest Dallas, where it operates today. Her showrooms are awash in color and sparkles. She serves customers Indian coffee and tea and sweets. Amy Lewis Hofland, executive director of the Crow Collection of Asian Art, describes her friend as "magic." You've never met anyone like her," Hofland said.  Continue reading...

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