Women Weavers Trust (Organic Cotton)

  • This charitable trust was formed nearly a decade ago with the goal of making handloom weaving a sustainable, profitable and fulfilling livelihood. To do this, the trust has developed a network of weavers across central India organized into production groups.
  • Sustainability & Fair Trade
    • Hand block printed
    • Unbleached, unprocessed (kora) cotton fabric
    • Eco-friendly, low impact Azo-free dyes
    • Reusable – machine-washable
    • Fair, steady income
    • Artisan representation on board
    • Workshops on legal aid, health, family planning, gender, team work and accounting offered
    • Provident funds provided for retired members
  • Artisans receive professional skills training to develop handmade goods that are saleable in a contemporary market. Coming together as a community helps changes in attitude and mind-sets towards traditional customs like caste, marriage and the purdah (veil.) Women artisans benefit from the community fund set up for women, by receiving instant loans and being educated on the benefits of saving.
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