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WOMEN WEAVERS OF KUMAON

A symbol of courage and enterprise by the rural women of the Kumaon Himalayas

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Who we are

The Hans Foundation is a charitable trust fund that was created to provide a source of endowment for non-profit organizations in India. As one of India’s largest funds, we have funded hundreds of charitable. We value our partners’ hard work and fund.

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Vision

As one of India’s largest funds, we have funded hundreds of charitable organizations across India. We value our partners’ hard work and fund their efforts, which cater specially to the needs of underprivileged people in their localities.

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Mission

To work towards creating an equitable society with the aim of enhancing quality of life for all through empowerment of marginalized and underprivileged communities in India.

SUPPORTING THE CAUSE OF RURAL WOMEN IN KUMAON

“Himadri-Hans Handloom” (HHH) is a noble initiative of The Hans Foundation, a non-profit organisation, working in collaboration with the Government of Uttarakhand. The objectives are to make Uttarakhand’s handloom and handcrafted textiles accessible to global markets, impart technical and design skills to rural women artisans of Kumaon thereby helping them enhance their indigenous skills, and finally, make local craft products that match the needs and aspirations of the new-age consumer. Our aim is to directly impact the lives of 5000 women weavers of Uttarakhand.

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A POSITIVE IMPACT WITH EVERY PURCHASE

An overwhelming number of weavers in India currently live in poverty. Since 2003, we have supported community development in India by working with over 500 women weavers. Our initiative has brought social reform to women in some of the remotest parts of the Himalayas.

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OUR AIM

The primary objective is to promote local handicrafts and artworks that are symbols of the Himalayan cultural heritage. In so doing, we also create sustainable livelihood avenues for the marginalized craft communities who are living in some of the most remote areas of the Himalayas in India. These artisans are at the far end of the supply chain and yet have amazing traditional wisdom and skills. HHH intends to create a sustainable hub for the handloom products of the state and act as a robust link between primary producers and destined international markets. The aim is to strengthen traditional craft value chains thereby bringing the desired change in society.

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OUR STRENGTH

We have well equipped in-house production centers coupled with a dedicated team of highly skilled master craft persons (producers), technical experts (subject matter specialists), and design professionals. Together, we design and create fashionable and sustainable textiles and products that meet the needs of our most discerning buyers.

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OUR USP

Our aim is to highlight local skills, keep pace with modern fashion trends through our innovative designs and use of modern technology and ensure that we maintain our quality standards at all times. Our emphasis on environmentally friendly and energy-efficient craft practices and our commitment to the upliftment and security of our women-artisans is of paramount importance to us. We pride ourselves on being able to showcase our contemporary heritage products which comes with a distinct human touch.

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Responsible

NEGLIGIBLE CARBON FOOTPRINT
& ETHICAL SOURCING

Negligible

Practically immeasurable Carbon Footprint

100%

Ethical practices only

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Thanks for the love

“I love the fact that buying from Himadri Hans Handloom means that I contribute to changing the lives of rural women in the Himalayas. Not to mention the products are premium in their quality.”

Hema Arya
Production Supervisor
Himadri Hans Handloom, Almora

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