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 thepurdah(veil.) Women artisans benefit from the community fund set up for women, by receiving instant loans and being educated on the benefits of saving.