How Handweaving Clusters Support Livelihoods And Wellbeing

Amit Singha Friday, 1 January 2021

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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