Handmade collective goes online
... to help farmers, weavers, spinners and dyers, who are all part of the cotton value chain and were affected…
KASKOM: Revival of Desi Cotton
Kaskom - connecting the Khadi people across the country to work with Indigenous (desi) cotton.
Abolishing Handloom, Handicraft Boards during COVID-19 crisis is hasty move, reflecting govt’s neglect of sectors
The government should be supporting a traditional and informal sector that supports poorer sections across the country.
Reviving the Trinjan
An effort to empower rural women and reimagine their agency through revival of art and craft of weaving in Punjab
Kutch’s Wagad or Kala cotton: Back from the (almost) dead
Desi cotton could replace a majority of the area that is currently under American cotton, in light of climate change-related…
In weaving carpets on a handloom is constant thought, innovation, passion, satisfaction, and dedication going into it, as well as…
A lost desi cotton heritage
Government needs to diversify the seed availability, regulate illegal seeds and tighten laws so farmers have a real choice, not…
The peacocks of Yeola
... keeping alive a centuries-old legacy, while innovating to keep pace with changing tastes.
The dyers of Kotpad
Kotpad brick reds are among the most beautiful organically dyed reds in Indian handlooms