Posts from Tag: Weaving

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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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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Giving Weaving in Assam a Fighting Chance Since 1999

Posted By Rang De Team in Livelihoods

Weaving is a tradition that is handed down many generations in Assam and it forms an integral part of the social fabric Rakhee Choudhury, an Ashoka Fellow, calls Assam home and runs Mulberry, a non-profit organisation that works towards the development and economic empowerment of rural weavers in the state. Established in 1999, Mulberry supports the […]

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Field Trip Diaries — Rajasthan’s Waning Interest In Weaving And An Organisation From Pokhran…

Posted By Rang De Team in Livelihoods

Beautiful handmade products made by the weavers of Urmul Pokhran. A remote location in the Thar Desert region. The test site for India’s first underground nuclear weapon detonation. It is also home to Urmul Marusthali Bunker Vikas Samiti, a non-government organisation of weavers, and a Rang De Impact partner. Established and managed by local weavers, Urmul […]

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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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