Posts from Tag: Handloom

Photo Essay: the weavers of Srikakulam

Posted By Rang De Team in LivelihoodsPhoto Essay: the weavers of Srikakulam

The Vamshadhara Weavers Producers company office in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh We are about 40 kilometres from Srikakulam, the coastal district in Andhra Pradesh abutting Southern Odisha. The board members of the Vamshadhara Producer Company are sitting around a circle, discussing the previous year’s finances. Vamshadhara, which currently works with some 120 weavers in the remote, rural […]

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Spinning the thread of life: a photo-essay from Karnataka

Posted By Rang De Team in Uncategorized

As part of our work at Rang De, we are often moved by people and places that don’t get mentioned in the popular media. This photo essay depicts the everyday life at Charaka, a handloom weavers cooperative in Shimoga, South India, that the Rang De family is proud to support. It is said that the texture […]

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How 12 women in Imphal collaborated for change

Posted By Rang De Team in Livelihoods

12 Star SHG members at their outlet. Over 6,000 women have taken Rang De loans from Manipur and continue to do so on our platform “There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.” – Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General. Looking at the number of women entrepreneurs in India, it is hard […]

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Where Work Is Worship: Shimoga Field Trip

Posted By Rang De Team in Updates

One would imagine that sitting in a building with a glass façade, surrounded by cubicle walls on three sides makes people forget the realities of the world. But as often is the case, people end up surprising us. As we stood in front of the glass façade of the Koramangala office of Optum on a […]

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A Look Into The Lives Of Weavers Who Benefited From Micro-Loans

Posted By Rang De Team in Livelihoods

A majority of weavers that we facilitate crowdsourced micro-loans for hail from the Northeast There are untold stories disguised by the rhythm of the looms which can be heard in every village of India. The Indian handloom sector preserves ancient traditions passed down over many generations. The largest cottage industry in the country is also […]

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Charaka — A Gandhian Institution In North Karnataka

Posted By Rang De Team in Agriculture, Updates

Charaka’s marketing wing Desi sells 26 lakhs worth of handmade goods in 3 flagship stores in Bangalore every month ensuring fixed wages for 750 workers in Heggodu In an age when the e-commerce giants bombard us with advertisements, there lives a man heading a weaver’s cooperative, who can be seen sporting the same 2–3 pairs of […]

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Rang De’s New ‘Desi’ Partner — Charaka!

Posted By Rang De Team in Uncategorized

We have recently launched our latest micro venture partnership with Charaka, a women’s co-operative that produces handmade, naturally dyed apparel and provides women with livelihood opportunities in Karnataka. It’s an honour for Rang De to work in partnership with Charaka and support the women in becoming self-reliant. Here’s the story of how it all began! […]

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