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National Handloom Day – Silence of the looms

National Handloom Day – Silence of the looms

The handloom sector has come to a complete standstill, and needs immediate and meaningful interventions to survive. As COVID-19 continues its deadly spread, lockdowns and the resulting supply chain disruptions have significantly impacted the economy globally, especially the micro, small and medium enterprises. 9 million weavers and artisans India has over 9 million weavers and…

Rajni upgrades her skills during lockdown

Rajni upgrades her skills during lockdown

Rajni, member of Self-Help Group Garima, formed by Women on Wings’ partner Action Center for Transformation, is spending quality time with her children during the COVID-19 lockdown. But also, Rajni is utilising time to think of new designs and upgrade her skills. Upgrading skills during lockdown Rajni is an upcycling artist, her expertise lies on…

On a mission to create 5,000 jobs for rural women

On a mission to create 5,000 jobs for rural women

Greenwear Fashion Pvt Ltd provides market linkages and value addition to cotton & silk yarns produced by rural women who use solar ‘charkhas’ (spinning ring frame) that can produce four times more yarn than manual charkhas. Greenwear and Women on Wings have started collaborating on their joint mission to create 5,000 jobs for women in…

Reinventing Khadi fabrics in Ahmedabad

Reinventing Khadi fabrics in Ahmedabad

Shailini Sheth Amin works to re-invent age old hand crafted fabric – Khadi, that is unique to India and an important part of the world history. For Shailini, the Khadi story is about freeing the environment from pollution and depletion, freeing people from poverty, and creating sustainable and circular economy. Shailini is the founder and…

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