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Weaving A Common Future- By Sumita Ghose

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Rangsutra’s experience of the past 16 years despite ups and downs, shows that handloom weaving can be a source of regular well paid employment and livelihood for rural Indiansin the 21st century. The creation of...

Making of a Social Business (By Sumita Ghose)

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"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"The idea of rangSutra came to me while on a sabbatical in 2002. Writing a paper on the kind of organizations that were needed in...

"Hum bhi kaam shikhna chahte hai." : New tracing artisans at work (By Sriparna Ganguly)

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Sanju (age 27), Rubia (age 28), Maina (age 26) and Jaiambe (age 26) are our four new tracing artisans at the Rangsutra Ridmalsar centre in Bikaner. Early March this year, the four friends walked into...

'The Gang of 5' :The Five Sisters of Barmer (By Sriparna Ganguly)

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They could be known as 'The Gang of 5’: the five sisters of Barmer.   Confident, hardworking, determined, energetic and enterprising. Meena, Nabhu, Moru, Havita and Suki are like any other millennials in India. They dream...

Initiating a Bamboo Cluster in Rakua GP in Jharkhand (By Sriparna Ganguly)

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As we drove out of our hotel in Ranchi towards Ramgarh, and then onward to Gola and Rakua Gram Panchayat, we could see large clusters of Bamboo growing on either side of NH320. Bamboo forests...

Development of our cluster in Rajasar, Rajasthan

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The deserts of Rajasthan have been home to the nomadic pastoralist community that engages in sheep breeding, washing and spinning of wool from Chokla sheep. Traditionally, hundreds of nomadic families of the arid Bikaner region...

A Glimpse into our Weaving Center in Sanchor

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Our weaving center in Sanchor, Rajasthan is approximately 135 km from the Barmer railway  station.  The center currently employs 15 men, and is managed by Swaruparam ji, a first-generation  weaver who was forced to start...

Six Trendy Jackets Using Traditional Indian Crafts

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Welcome to our curated collection of jackets that have been handmade by our talented artisans from across rural India, using an array of traditional forms of crafts with contemporary designs. Appliqué Natural Long JacketAn exquisitely...

National Handloom Day

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This National Handloom Day, we talk about our work in the field of handloom weaving as well as our partnerships with IKEA and FabIndia that have given a new lease of life to handloom weavers in...

Working from home

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When Rangsutra began, like most startups, we all worked from home. I worked from my home in Gurgaon, as did our co-founder, Ritu, who worked from Noida. Delhi Haat was our favourite place for meetings. The artisans...