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Plain Natural Coloured Handwoven Cotton Dupatta

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The Product

Natural coloured cotton dupatta handwoven by the skilled handloom weavers at Charaka Women's Co-operative Society in Heggodu, Karnataka. Subtle brown yarn stripes highlight the borders and the ends are finished in neatly self-twisted tassels. This is a simple dupatta that can be paired with a contrasting coloured kurta for an arresting ensemble. This garment is distinguished by the use of organic raw materials, eco-friendly processes such as dyeing and handloom weaving. 

Product Specifications

Product description: Plain Natural Coloured Handwoven Cotton Dupatta
Package contains: 1 Plain Natural Coloured Handwoven Cotton Dupatta
Material: Cotton 
Dimensions: 230cm x 80cm 
Product Weight: 150g

DESI (Developing Ecologically Sustainable Industries) is an all women's co-operative society that focuses on the use of organically made raw materials for the production of clothing and apparel through eco-friendly processes of natural dyeing and weaving on a handloom.strives to provide a dignified livelihood for handloom workers in ecologically sensitive areas. Their focus is on rural empowerment, sustainability and traditional art. It strives to provide a decent livelihood for handloom workers, work in ecologically sensitive areas and introduce alternate forms of employment, provide an economically viable alternative to villagers to ensure they do not migrate, focus on eco-friendly practices and advocate rights of handloom workers. Desi not just provides a market for handloom and handmade products but is also involved in advocacy work in rural areas, support various grassroots movements and influence policymaking.

Environmental Sustainability: forms the core of Desi Philosophy. It is committed to the environment by ensuring sustainable practices are followed. Most of the raw materials required are procured locally and the natural dyes are extracted from locally available by-products of farming are available in abundance in the nearby area. Indigo, Pomegranate, Myrobalan, Kasimkari, Arecanut juice, Jackwood and other natural materials are used for dyeing of yarn.

The water used for dyeing is treated and reused to water plants. There are no harmful chemicals used in the entire process, thus making this environmentally friendly. The fabric is handwoven and the entire process uses very less electricity, making this economically viable and sustainable.

For and by women: DESI and The Charaka Collective are formed by local women, completely run by them and all the women involved are members of this collective. Decentralised units are setup in and around Heggodu for women who find it difficult to travel to Charaka.The beauty of this whole model is that the women pay themselves the salaries based on the work they accomplish. Emphasis is on the women's all-round welfare and not just treating them as workers who take home wages. Every woman is a member of the collective and is directly responsible for the success of the organization. They have internalized the culture of the organization and working here gives them a sense of pride.

Rural empowerment: Our country still has a large population of farmers, handloom weavers who form the majority of workforce. With sustainable practices in these two sectors, we could improve our chances of facing an economic crisis. Desi strives to make the villages stronger, with an ideal amalgamation of physical labour and progressive thinking and ideals. With promoting sustainable agricultural practices, village industries like handlooms and handicrafts, we could make our villages self-sufficient, reduce migration and retain our natural resources.

Reviving tradition: Traditionally, Karnataka Sarees like the Ilkal sarees were woven in Kondichukki, but as the handloom sector loses out to cheaper alternatives, the traditional handloom weavers have lost their livelihood and moved away from their profession to become labourers. Desi has taken up the task of reviving these traditional designs using naturally dyed yarn. It engages the traditional weavers to produce these again, giving them a sustained, year-round income through weaving. Desi aims to give them a decent livelihood to keep alive their traditional skills.

Why we like it

We love this product because it's comfortable, ethically produced and produces little or no waste through its production cycle! These clothes are also super comfortable and go perfectly well for all seasons! We think this is super cool!

Serene Says 

You know how some clothes just let you breathe and feel a little lighter? These clothes can do that and more.

About the Product

The Product

Natural coloured cotton dupatta handwoven by the skilled handloom weavers at Charaka Women's Co-operative Society in Heggodu, Karnataka. Subtle brown yarn stripes highlight the borders and the ends are finished in neatly self-twisted tassels. This is a simple dupatta that can be paired with a contrasting coloured kurta for an arresting ensemble. This garment is distinguished by the use of organic raw materials, eco-friendly processes such as dyeing and handloom weaving. 

Product Specifications

Product description: Plain Natural Coloured Handwoven Cotton Dupatta
Package contains: 1 Plain Natural Coloured Handwoven Cotton Dupatta
Material: Cotton 
Dimensions: 230cm x 80cm 
Product Weight: 150g

DESI (Developing Ecologically Sustainable Industries) is an all women's co-operative society that focuses on the use of organically made raw materials for the production of clothing and apparel through eco-friendly processes of natural dyeing and weaving on a handloom.strives to provide a dignified livelihood for handloom workers in ecologically sensitive areas. Their focus is on rural empowerment, sustainability and traditional art. It strives to provide a decent livelihood for handloom workers, work in ecologically sensitive areas and introduce alternate forms of employment, provide an economically viable alternative to villagers to ensure they do not migrate, focus on eco-friendly practices and advocate rights of handloom workers. Desi not just provides a market for handloom and handmade products but is also involved in advocacy work in rural areas, support various grassroots movements and influence policymaking.

Environmental Sustainability: forms the core of Desi Philosophy. It is committed to the environment by ensuring sustainable practices are followed. Most of the raw materials required are procured locally and the natural dyes are extracted from locally available by-products of farming are available in abundance in the nearby area. Indigo, Pomegranate, Myrobalan, Kasimkari, Arecanut juice, Jackwood and other natural materials are used for dyeing of yarn.

The water used for dyeing is treated and reused to water plants. There are no harmful chemicals used in the entire process, thus making this environmentally friendly. The fabric is handwoven and the entire process uses very less electricity, making this economically viable and sustainable.

For and by women: DESI and The Charaka Collective are formed by local women, completely run by them and all the women involved are members of this collective. Decentralised units are setup in and around Heggodu for women who find it difficult to travel to Charaka.The beauty of this whole model is that the women pay themselves the salaries based on the work they accomplish. Emphasis is on the women's all-round welfare and not just treating them as workers who take home wages. Every woman is a member of the collective and is directly responsible for the success of the organization. They have internalized the culture of the organization and working here gives them a sense of pride.

Rural empowerment: Our country still has a large population of farmers, handloom weavers who form the majority of workforce. With sustainable practices in these two sectors, we could improve our chances of facing an economic crisis. Desi strives to make the villages stronger, with an ideal amalgamation of physical labour and progressive thinking and ideals. With promoting sustainable agricultural practices, village industries like handlooms and handicrafts, we could make our villages self-sufficient, reduce migration and retain our natural resources.

Reviving tradition: Traditionally, Karnataka Sarees like the Ilkal sarees were woven in Kondichukki, but as the handloom sector loses out to cheaper alternatives, the traditional handloom weavers have lost their livelihood and moved away from their profession to become labourers. Desi has taken up the task of reviving these traditional designs using naturally dyed yarn. It engages the traditional weavers to produce these again, giving them a sustained, year-round income through weaving. Desi aims to give them a decent livelihood to keep alive their traditional skills.

Why we like it

We love this product because it's comfortable, ethically produced and produces little or no waste through its production cycle! These clothes are also super comfortable and go perfectly well for all seasons! We think this is super cool!

Serene Says 

You know how some clothes just let you breathe and feel a little lighter? These clothes can do that and more.

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