Fibroin Weave

Weaving

Sector: Livelihood
Country: India
Objective: To promote local employment opportunities to artisans and tailors
in order to provide financial stability and improved livelihoods.

Summary

Fibroin Weave manufactures Indian ethnic clothing with a team of artisans in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The company helps artisans revive their craft and improve their livelihoods. Artisans belong to the poorest socio-economic groups in India and lack appropriate access to markets. Fibroin Weave partners with artisans to manufacture Indian ethnic garments and sells them under its own brands by tapping into the growing e-commerce market in India. In 2011, the company started by engaging with 4 artisans and producing 16 designs and now works with more than 120 artisans and has produced more than 4000 designs. Fibroin Weave aims to work with over 1000 artisans in the next five years and is developing plans to provide them with access to better machinery and training that will enhance their skills and help them to generate even more income. In addition, Fibroin Weave provides local employment opportunities to tailors, thereby providing a platform to earn better incomes and reduce the need to migrate to tier I cities in search of steady work.

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