About Us

Kara Weaves is a WBE certified social enterprise working with co-operatives to create fair-trade handwoven textiles in south-west India. Started in 2007, Kara Weaves stands for everything we love about handmade products and the people who make them.
Here's a bit more about how we operate and who we are.
We partner with local weaving co-operatives in Kerala (India) to design contemporary home textiles. Each product is made from very ancient local fabrics that are hand-made at traditional wooden looms. 

Since February 2013, we are certified members of the Fair Trade Forum of India, the country network of the WFTO and WFTO-Asia.

This first-of-its-kind attempt in Kerala hopes to bridge the gap between this traditional weaving art form and a contemporary lifestyle.
Kara Weaves was founded in 2007 and is an all-women partnership, WBE certified and a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation of India. Meet our team:
Indu Menon, co-founder, Managing Partner. Indu is a social anthropologist and co-author of Women Weavers (1983). She has worked as a research assistant at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and at the Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University and brings over three decades of expertise to the brand. She co-ordinates the production aspect of the fabrics, in addition to overseeing the management of the brand. She is based out of Kanjiramattom, near Kochi in Kerala.
Chitra Gopalakrishnan, co-founder, Senior Art Director. Chitra is a Graphic Designer with dual MFAs from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, USA (2009) and the ESAG Penninghen, France (2004). Faculty in UI/UX and Graphic Design at San Diego State University.
Revathy Menon, the noted Indian film actor, director and social activist is a founding partner since 2007

Bindu Rajesh, Partner. MBA in Marketing and Effective Apparel Merchandising from NIFT with 22 years of hands-on expertise to drive successfull textile ventures.

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