Weaves & Crafts of Western India
An array of handwoven and handcrated collections from the western regions of India.
From the vibrant Bandhani and intricately designed Patolas of Gujarat, to the water-like Shibori, the exclusive Hand block prints and the Applique of Rajasthan, and much more all showcased on one platform.
Swadeshi to suit the occasion while supporting our weaver and artisan community.
Whe by abira
Whe by abira is an all women organisation committed to bring marginalized families out of the poverty cycle and inspire consumers to buy eco-friendly and handmade products. It started with a vision to empower women socially and economically. The effort is also to ensure a fair family investment in education, health, and savings by adding mothers to the workforce and doubling their family income. It is a design-driven, ethical fashion accessories brand experimenting with raw materials that are eco-friendly to be more sustainable. Every product is handmade from recycled material using art and craft techniques which have been practiced for years with minimum use of machines to ensure more employment for women. It also works as a design, marketing, sales and training mentor to many women micro enterprises.
Expressions By UV
Expressions by UV, is a sustainable, zero waste label of UV Creations started in 2015. The mission is to connect younger generations and mass with sustainable Indian crafts while addressing climate change with eco-friendly fashion inspired by Indian textile and craft heritage.The designer brand works directly with skilled artisans, weavers, rural women and designers to handcraft ethically contemporary and timeless women’s wear. Each piece is a fusion of traditional weaves and craft with modern aesthetics.
Spun By Welspun
Spun by Welspun was born in 2014 from a desire to return power to the hands of communities and women who had lost everything in the 2001 Bhuj earthquake. The initiative was backed by the desire to help find a new source of sustenance for the local craftswomen and help them transform their lives and those of their families. 2215 women across eight centers have been provided training in enhancing their traditional skills to adapt and apply in creating new product lines.
Known for their skill at intricate embroidery and the creation of striking handicrafts, the women of the Rabari community have been skilled craftswomen for centuries. Spun engages with them in reinventing and recreating traditional patterns on handmade artisanal products. The brand designs and creates a contemporary product line under the home and living category and supports 80 – 100 craftswomen by providing them regular work.
Bhojar creations is a social enterprise by Kaluram, an artisan turned entrepreneur who specializes in dyeing and Shibori, a tie and dye technique of creating designs on fabrics. Hailing from a small village near Jodhpur, today he has more than 20 women artisans working for him.
Craft and artisan
Craft and Artisan by Nishant Samaria and Jyoti Samaria from Jaipur, Rajasthan is committed to promoting the craft of hand block printing across the country and the globe. It works with various master craftsmen from the grass root level who specialize in the craft.
Sanskruti Silks is of Pankaj Makwana , a national award master weaver of the famous double ikkat patola from Gujarat and specialises in sarees and dupattas. Patola is a tie and dye technique of dyeing and weaving similar to Pochampally and Sambalpur Ikkat and usually comes in silk.
Ecotattva products are made from 100% hand spun thread on Mahatma Gandhi’s charakha and lovingly weaved on handlooms by skilled village artisans. This genuine handspun handwoven cloth is then processed on modern technics by Ecotattva to make designer wear.
Sarvoday seva samiti
Sarvodaya Sewa Samiti from Ahmedabad is a KVIC certified organisation founded in 2013 with a turnover of over 2 Crores, who are mainly into producing Organic Khadi, Natural Yarn Dyed Khadi, Kora Khadi and more.
Somariya is the brainchild of Gaurav Pandya from Rajasthan and was set up in 2012. The endeavour is to provide customers with hand crafted products which help support and encourage good craftsmanship.
Sadhna is a strong social enterprise from Udaipur, Rajasthan established in the year 2004 to empower women. Through skill development of women in hand embroidery – tanka stitch, Applique and patchwork and garment production, the organisation has been able to provide sustainable livelihood to 700 women.
In Spring of 1989, the Ranthambhore Foundation invited Dastkar to set up an organisation that would utilise the unique talents of the displaced villagers, especially women, and thus generate income for this region.