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Save the looms & Hand Weavers Fight Hunger & Provide Sustenance

Amidst the corona virus pandemic and present lockdown in India, has affected many peoples lives and lakhs of daily wage earners, artisans, hand textile weavers, daily labourers and many such small income groups are being badly hit, who has no means of income to feed their families now and for the upcoming future months to come. we have fifty percent women weavers, and with no means of income presently, their lives have come to a standstill, and wait for food donations everyday to feed themselves.
These are the people who are the backbone of micro and small cottage businesses in India, and it is important that in times like this, we show extreme solidarity and come forward to help the ones in need. we as a textile designers, have started this campaign as a part of our responsibility, to raise funds and help these daily wage earners in the time of need. We would like to request you to feel generous in donating, even a 100 rupee donation counts, as every drop in the ocean matters to us. The donation will used to help close to 60 daily wage textile weaving families working for
Ghoranash silk khadi gramudyog samity, and Chana chandra basak, in nadia district of west bengal.
The money raised will be used for:
  • we will be helping these daily wage earners, our textile hand weavers of 50 families, by supplying them with "grocery" and and help them buy some amount "raw materials / yarns" so that they can feel self sufficient and confident for the work they do.
  • we will be providing them with grocery items of rice, oil, wheat, sugar, lentils and hand sanitizers. only 500 rupees can provide for a family for a week.
  • this donation will help them feel safe and help them stay at home, and eventually maintain social distancing and contribute in survival

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4th June 2020
The raised funding through our donation campaign will be used for:

  • Helping these daily wage earners, our textile hand weavers of 50 families, by supplying them with "grocery" and help them buy some amount "raw materials/yarns" so that they can feel self-sufficient and confident for the work they do.
  • We will be providing them with grocery items of rice, oil, wheat, sugar, lentils, and hand sanitizers. only 500 rupees can provide for a family for a week.
  • This donation will help them feel safe and help them stay at home, and eventually maintain social distancing and contribute to the survival
  • The funds will be used in uplifting the economic conditions of our artisans. We will be helping these daily wages earning artisans to get back on their feet, and also resume work. This fund will give us more added confidence to provide more and continue to work. We will be using this first segment of the fund, by providing funds to buy raw materials, to our hand textile weavers. All the textile hand weavers we are working with have their looms set up in their own houses and that is how the whole family is involved in creating these art forms. Because of the COVID 19 pandemic, their looms have come to a standstill, because of reduced work, limited or no orders, and lack of availability of raw materials because of lockdown. These artisans do not even have existing funds to buy new materials to start and continue work post co vid-19, as most of their daily wage earnings have been spent in buying necessities.
The raised funding through our donation campaign will be used for:

  • Helping these daily wage earners, our textile hand weavers of 50 families, by supplying them with "grocery" and help them buy some amount "raw materials/yarns" so that they can feel self-sufficient and confident for the work they do.
  • We will be providing them with grocery items of rice, oil, wheat, sugar, lentils, and hand sanitizers. only 500 rupees can provide for a family for a week.
  • This donation will help them feel safe and help them stay at home, and eventually maintain social distancing and contribute to the survival
  • The funds will be used in uplifting the economic conditions of our artisans. We will be helping these daily wages earning artisans to get back on their feet, and also resume work. This fund will give us more added confidence to provide more and continue to work. We will be using this first segment of the fund, by providing funds to buy raw materials, to our hand textile weavers. All the textile hand weavers we are working with have their looms set up in their own houses and that is how the whole family is involved in creating these art forms. Because of the COVID 19 pandemic, their looms have come to a standstill, because of reduced work, limited or no orders, and lack of availability of raw materials because of lockdown. These artisans do not even have existing funds to buy new materials to start and continue work post co vid-19, as most of their daily wage earnings have been spent in buying necessities.
3rd May 2020
A sample of the work the weavers have done 

A sample of the work the weavers have done 

3rd May 2020
A documentary on our weavers:



A documentary on our weavers:



Rs.26,610 raised

Goal: Rs.500,000

Beneficiary: Weavers info_outline

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Anonymous donated Rs.3,000
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Sudha donated Rs.5,000
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Anonymous donated Rs.200