How Handweaving Clusters Support Livelihoods And Wellbeing
Handwoven fabrics form an integral part of Indian's rich textile culture and, in Bengal, the tradition is particularly strong with a significant cluster of handloom workers operating to produce everything from fine jacquard saris to khadi fabrics.
Founder of Anuprerna Artisan Textiles, Amit Singha, joins us to explain how handweaving clusters in East India operate, how they support family life and wellbeing, and why they are a stable form of livelihood for this area of the world.
In this video you'll learn:
- How handweaving clusters in Eastern Indian operate today
- What homeworking involves for handweavers and how it impacts their day-to-day lives
- About perspectives towards handweavers from brands and the Indian government and how they are changing
- Why conscious consumer habits can support and develop artisan communities
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The Impact Of Fair Trade On Reducing Poverty And Increasing Empowermentwith Jette Ladiges
The World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) is a global organisation comprising 401 member organisations, all committed to improving the livelihoods of economically marginalised groups.
In this Lesson, with Jette Ladiges, Partnerships Manager of the WFTO, we learn what role the organisation plays in reducing poverty, in campaigning for the rights of farmers, workers and SMEs, and in addressing gender equality via their democratic community of member organisations working across the world.