#ILoveHandlooms – do you? – flaunt itgocoop_logo!

GoCoop,  India’s first online social marketplace for weavers and artisans, has launched the  ‘#ILoveHandlooms’ campaign to popularize handloom products among the masses and to pledge support for artisans and weavers.  Through  the campaign, GoCoop invites people to share their love for handlooms by posting a photo or writing a story about a favorite handloom product they own.

Kalliasseri Handlooms, Kannur, Kerala

Kalliasseri Handlooms, Kannur, Kerala
Kalliasseri Handlooms, Kannur, Kerala

Kalliasseri Weavers Industrial Cooperative Society is located in Mangattuparamba, Kannur, Kerala and was established in the year 1968. This society is famous in producing the home furnishing, fabrics, made ups, floor mats, shirting’s, Bed sheets, Pillow covers, Sarees, etc. During my visit there, I bought these sarees that they did a very decorative knots on the spot.

 

The Irinave weavers Indl (work shop) Co-Op Society Ltd. was established in the year 1975. Hand woven terry products of fine absorbing properties are produced by this society by the pile fabric techniquebathmatIrnav

Irnav Weavers, Kannur, Kerala
Irnav Weavers, Kannur, Kerala

Bought these absorbent mats woven with terry weave on a handloom. Yarns dyed in black and white using eco-friendly dyes have been used to design the mat with fine stripes near the border. Buy this on gocoop.

 

 

Nagaraja Prakasam - I - Seize the day your way
Nagaraja Prakasam – I – Seize the day your way

Hapcoandwoven Pondur dhoti weaved by light Beige shade with dobby design border and Kuppadam with violet shade. Buy this on GoCoOp.

The Hand loom Societies in Andhra Pradesh are organised as a two tier structure with the primary societies in the village level called Primary Handloom Weavers’ Cooperative Societies (PHWCS) and the APEX Society at the State Level called A.P. State Handloom Weavers’ Cooperative Society Ltd., (APSHWCS), popularly called APCO. Since the handloom weavers were facing problems for getting inputs as well as for marketing their finished products, the creation of an APEX Society was thouNagaraja Prakasam CAREght of to address these twin problems by making timely availability of inputs and by providing effective marketing strategy.

Handwoven Pondur fabric from Apco. Bespoked in Bangalore.

The Government is aware that protection to the sector is required to be continued because of the pious obligation to protect the heritage of the State and support is required to be continued to offset the built-in cost handicap of the handlooms, the focus of all its policy has been to provide a level playing field so as to enable the weaver to stand up on his own and face the market in a level playing field.

Nagaraja Prakasam CII Startupreneur
Nagaraja Prakasam CII Startupreneur

BoyanikaProud to wear this handloom dhoti bought from Boyanika, Odisha powered by GoCoop. It’s directly from weavers of Nuapatna in Athagarh district of Odisha. The fine weaving has been mastered over centuries. Are we wearing appropriate?

Boyanika, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Qulaity Check - Weave
Boyanika, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Qulaity Check – Weave

BOYANIKA represents the primary weavers cooperative societies of Odisha. It has served weavers through marketing, input supply, design interventions and mentoring. It has succeeded in

Sahay IIMB
Sahay IIMB

popularizing the band of ‘Orissa Handloom’ through its showrooms, participation in national and international exhibitions and by taking up brand building and research & development exercises.

Boyanika is synonymous with Total Quality Management, preservation of heritage designs, promotion of new contemporary fabric, promoting national awardees and providing a national & international platform to the weavers of Orissa.

This Jharcraft handwoven kurta fabric was bought in Ranchi and bespoked in Bangalore. Proud to wear jharcraft-logothis at Freshworld BTM launch.

Freshworld BTM launch
Freshworld BTM launch

Jharkhand Silk Textile and Handicraft Development Corporation Ltd. (JHARCRAFT) is a govt. of Jharkhand undertaking under Industry Department and is registered under section 26 under Companies Act. 1956. It was incorporated in the year 23rd August 2006. It was established to develop and support sericulture farmers, weavers and artisans living in remote areas of Jharkhand. The organization is entrusted with the role of implementation of the Government funded schemes to promote Tasar Silk, Handloom and Handicraft of the state.

Proud to wear this Organic cotton and natural dyed fabric bought from Aharam weavers. Bespoked in Bangalore.NAN Pitch Meeting Madurai

Aaaharam Weavers, Genguvarpatti, Batlagundu, Madurai
Aaaharam Weavers, Genguvarpatti, Batlagundu, Madurai

Aharam Weavers part of  “Sevaiyur Iyarkai Vivasayigal Koottamaippu (SIVIK)” meaning Sevaiyur Organic farmers’ federation is the community based organic cotton growers federation facilitated by The Covenant Centre for Development (CCD) for improving the livelihood of the small holding default organic cotton growers in Madurai and Virudhunagar districts of Tamil Nadu, India. As a growing federation, so far, SIVIK is working in 12 villages with 350 small holding organic farmers with 800 acres of organic cultivation. Aharam Product Catalogue

proshikaProude to wear this khadi fabric and natural dyed fabric bought in Proshika, Koiita, Manikganj, BanglaNagadesh

Proshika, Koiita, Manikganj, Bangladesh
Proshika, Koiita, Manikganj, Bangladesh

Proshika, a Bangladesh based NGO is dedicated to training, education and action within poor districts through a broad range of programmes. The programmes are supported by research activities and advocacy campaigns.

 

Kalamkari Handwoven Cream Floral Printed Cotton Fabric,Kanti Textiles
GoCoOp: Kanti Textiles

Through GoCoOp, from Kanti Textiles My wife bought 50 meters Kalamkari Handwoven Cream Floral Printed Cotton Fabric at a customized width of 60 inches for the house.

Kanti Textiles is located in Pedana Krishna dt., Andhra pradesh india. their Vegetable dyed fabrics and kalamkari Sarees, Fabrics, Home furnished items. They operate national.

Handwoven Nuapatna Ikat Cotton Saree ,Utkal ECP Handlooms
GoCoOp: Utkal ECP Handlooms

Bought this mercerised handloom saree woven by the weavers of the town of Nuapatna in Odisha, from Utkal ECP Handlooms. Thanks to GoCoOp, this coop that doesn’t have any cyber footprint is online. I ordered at 9:00 am, 11:46 am the India Post picked it up from Tigiria, Odisha.

This traditional handwoven cotton saree comes in yellow & green colour combination. Ikat lines on the body with traditional ikat temple motifs on the border, Ikat flower motifs have been woven on the pallu designed as horizontal stripes.

 

et_logoGoCoop launches ILOVEHANDLOOMS campaign

BENGALURU: GoCoop an online social marketplace for weavers and artisans has launched the ‘#ILoveHandlooms’ campaign to popularize handloom among the masses and pledge support for artisans and weavers. Through the campaign, GoCoop invites people to share their love for handloom by posting a photo or writing a story about a favourite handloom product they own.

Siva Devireddy, managing director, GoCoop said, “Many of us love Handlooms and each one of us has our own reasons. Handlooms symbolize the rich cultural heritage and tradition of India. They are not only eco-friendly but also make a fashion statement. Our reason for loving Handlooms may be unique and very special and that’s why we want people to share their love for Handlooms with everyone through this campaign. Our main aim is to popularize handloom among the masses and to bring out the uniqueness of handloom products”

GoCoop launched the ‘New Swadeshi Movement’ initiative last year on 15th August, 2014 to reinstate pride in handcrafted products and to reintroduce the younger generations to Handlooms.

‘The recent ‘National Handloom Day’ announcement and the #MakeInIndia campaign by the government of India has given a major boost for the handloom sector.

GoCoop currently works with over 200 co-operatives and more than 60,000 weavers and artisans selling over 14000 products through their online marketplace. The marketplace has 7,000 registered buyers including boutiques, retailers, brands, exporters and corporates buying and sourcing their bulk purchases of handmade fabrics and crafts.


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