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The Silent Revolution

"When we are making a thread, what comes out of it is another thing, but the inner process we go through while making it is what is transformational, liberating, honest and holds the true integrity of labour and self.," says Rupsi.

Ladakhis want to reclaim pashmina. But can they?

"We want to live life with more, but it would mean giving up on a gift our ancestors gave us."

Handmade collective goes online

... to help farmers, weavers, spinners and dyers, who are all part of the cotton value chain and were affected by the pandemic

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

સંઘણી: કચ્છી હાથવણાટની ઉઘડતી ક્ષિતિજો – ચાવીરૂપ તારણો અને વિશ્લેષણ (in Gujarati)

કચ્છના વણકર સમુદાયની જીવન અને આજીવિકામાં રૂપાંતરના બહુવિધ પરિમાણો થઈ રહ્યા છે

Sandhani – Weaving Transformations in Kachchh, India: Key Findings and Analysis

The multiple dimensions of transformation taking place in the lives and livelihoods of the weaver community of Kachchh (Gujarat).

Kuruba shepherds lose their security blanket

In some villages, women have formed ‘self-help-groups’ to collectively try and generate better incomes from Deccani wool.