Help and Protect Handloom Community ( UrbanWeavers Project ) | Milaap
Help and Protect Handloom Community ( UrbanWeavers Project )
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    Urban Weavers
  • HC

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Handloom Community

    from Mumbai

Handloom industry is at serious risk!
Handlooms are Dying – and It's Because of Our Failure to Protect Them.
Lack of basic social and public health amenities have resulted in significant drop in number of Handloom artisans in our country

With Blessings from our GrandFather and a Revolutionary Poet,  Mr. Sudama Pandey (Dhoomil) ; We have Started an initiative to promote the Indian weavers/artisans and their finest creations.
Our Primary goal is
  • Bridge the real artisans directly with customers.
  • Bring the real artisans at the centre-stage in front of the consumers.
  • Offer this service through a dedicated platform/initiative.

Our mission is to work towards overcoming the vulnerability of Weavers by: 
  • Creating a community of weavers and connecting them with potential customers;
  • Providing craft skills training, and organizational and design assistance
  • Valuing and integrating traditional design and cultural heritage to realize more marketable product
  • Generating selling opportunities and market connections in India and abroad that would otherwise be inaccessible.
The end objective is that of transforming handloom weaving into a dignified income-earning, fulfilling, sustainable, and life-improving activity.

Your Donation and Word of Mouth will help us create a sustainable culture!

  • We will be collaborating with Weavers and artisans from different Indian cities ; Provide them with Infrastructure, Materials and Platform to showcase their products.
  • We will make sure weavers products reach directly to end customers ; thereby reducing the effective cost of the products.
  • We will organize training sessions, and provide Support during end-to-end process of weaving and product development
  • We will organize exhibitions and expo's in different forums and offer handloom products at economical rates.
  • We will need your support to make this dream come true!
We seek donations to support this initiative and help us run this program.
We encourage you to share our initiative to Family, Friends, Colleagues, on Social Media (FB, Instagram, Twitter etc.) and encourage them to donate. (details will be shared )
Your small contribution will help sustain weaving community!

Donations mustered will be utilised to 
a) Provide trainings to group of weavers 
we have initially planned to train weavers group from Varanasi region. Training will help them to 
  • understand fabric structure, colour and pattern
  • have good practical ability
  • have an interest in fabric trends
  • understand health and safety procedures
Trainings will be extended to weavers from other states as well.
We have planned to spend around 20-50K on training sessions to multiple weavers group with help from Professionals.
b) Raw materials and Tools
Once Trainings are completed and Weavers are skilled, Raw materials and Tools comes next.
We will be providing all  the required raw materials and tools to assist handloom works.
Same relevant details related to same can be found at Raw materials used in Weaving work
This majorly consumes cost and we have planned to invest 1.5L-2L
c) Designing, Salary and Other expenditures:
We will be collaborating to different designers, ethnic artists to bring the best work out of weaving.
Planned expenditure: 50K-1L
e) Expo and Exhibitions
exhibitions will be organised in different cities; with help from different communities to showcase Weaving art work.
This provides direct market to weavers.
Planned expenditure: 50K-80K.

PS:  Above costs can escalate depending on scale of implementation.
We  initially seek donation upto 3L and  seek more help from different like-minded initiatives.

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