A new weave of life

Inspired by the artisans of a village near Lucknow, clothing brand Baragaon Weaves is all about reviving handloom and rekindling buyer interest in the handmade.

published on : 20th November 2022

Struggle for survival: Weavers in Telangana's Kothawada seek government help

As many as 2,000 families in the area entirely rely on traditional handloom works for sustenance.

published on : 14th November 2022

Handloom weavers hold ‘postcard protest’ against GST in Telangana

MLC L Ramana alleged that the Centre was being cruel to handloom workers.

published on : 1st November 2022

Telangana weavers send thousands of postcards to PM; demand rollback of GST on handloom products

The participants were carrying pictures of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and state Handlooms and Textiles Minister K T Rama Rao as well as placards. 

published on : 31st October 2022

Weavers want PM to roll back GST on handlooms

The weavers also said that the TRS government was making efforts for their welfare, while the Centre was not taking any measures for their betterment.

published on : 27th October 2022

KTR asks weavers to teach BJP a befitting lesson in byelection

The scheme is being continued keeping in view the benefit it has provided to the community.

published on : 18th October 2022

Weavers’ haat held at Odisha's Jajpur

A first-of-its-kind weekly weavers’ haat was organised at Balunkeswar Bazaar in Gopalpur village under Rasulpur block here on Sunday. 

published on : 27th September 2022

Woven in loving memory, Rajanna Siripattu in high demand

Veldi Hari Prasad is both happy and sad, after his Rajanna Siripattu saree was launched in New Zealand and became an instant hit.

published on : 21st September 2022

Tamil Nadu weavers’ strike against hike in power tariff enters third day; Rs 35 cr loss daily

Over 1.75 lakh power loom units in the two districts stayed silent for the third day on Sunday.

published on : 19th September 2022

Telangana's Kakatiya textile park dream comes true

The weavers came together to form the KWCS and establish powerloom units at the textile park, said officials.

published on : 12th September 2022

Telangana state government to set up R&D for textile promotion

Meanwhile, the state government had launched a scheme to distribute sarees on every Bathukamma festival for free.

published on : 29th August 2022

Rain pain for pit loom weavers of Odisha, livelihood hit

Local weavers put a total number of pit looms in Kotpad at 200. Not only were the loom pits inundated, yarn in many weavers’ households was also damaged by rains.

published on : 24th August 2022

Har Ghar Tiranga: Not a single weaver got orders for national flags, says  leader of AP Chenetha Karmika Sangham

"Today, we celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in a grand manner, but why do we forget the weavers," questions Pillalamarri Nageswara Rao.

published on : 15th August 2022

Handloom workers of Hyderabad: Magical weave

The government felicitated Pattipaka Ellaiah, a weaver of Adarsh Handloom Cooperative Society who wove the pattern of Ramappa Temple on a silk saree.

published on : 14th August 2022

BJP government will buy all Telangana handloom products: State chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar

While assuring geo-tagging of all looms and 2BHK houses for eligible weavers, he demanded that the State government should immediately conduct elections for handloom weavers’ cooperative societies.

published on : 8th August 2022

Telangana weavers suffer due to delay in payment of yarn subsidies

Owing to lack of an organised system in place and delayed payments of yarn subsidies, the financial situation of the handloom weavers in the State is in bad shape.

published on : 8th August 2022

Odisha handlooms department rewards weavers’ societies for high sales

Three more societies - Padmanavapur WCS Ltd Berhampur, Sadarthana WCS Ltd and Khordha WCS Ltd Khurda - were felicitated with memento and a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh.

published on : 8th August 2022

Telangana to implement life insurance scheme exclusively for weavers; 80,000 expected beneficiaries 

Those weavers below 60 years are eligible for insurance coverage. In case of the death of the weaver, the successors will get Rs 5 lakh within ten days.

published on : 1st August 2022

Schemes galore for skilled weavers of Odisha: Piyush Goyal

The minister was answering to a question by Kendrapara MP Anubhav Mohanty on whether the quality and capacity of artisans is getting affected due to design intervention and updated tech.

published on : 28th July 2022

210 weavers awaiting land for more than three years in Tiruppur despite Madras HC order

More than 210 handloom weavers approached the court in 2018 seeking a a direction to Tiruppur District Collector to allot them land.

published on : 21st July 2022
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