Since 2013 we are Fair Trade certified by WFTO's India chapter. We work exclusively with the Handloom Weaving Co-operatives across Kerala in southern India. Noted below are the various steps to make our products. Not included are the repeats of each step due to design changes or errors. A new product can take up to 2 weeks from start of sketches to weaving a sample.
Pre-looming process: Washing the yarn prior to dyeing or weaving:
Spinning the yarn onto bobbins to be threaded onto the warp on the loom:
How the loom works:
Feature of our work at The Grommet, December 2015:
The two videos below were taken by the IBM CSC team that worked with us during February and March
to assist us with our Fair Trade Certification process initiation. Read more about their visit on our blog.
When students from DePaul University visited our studio at Kara Weaves:
A brief video of our work featured on The Grommet on August 15, 2010