Non-profit cooperatives operate throughout India. These societies are designed to promote development in poorer, often rural parts of the country. They may assist farmers through programs such as seed distribution or infrastructure development. Some provide children with school books and uniforms.
Co-ops frequently engage women in sustaining and developing traditional, local crafts—especially sewing, weaving, and embroidery. By obtaining raw materials and taking on the task of marketing their work, co-ops make it possible for women to earn a living working in their homes or with others in their village.
The following photos are from a cooperative in rural Rajasthan.
Women Stitching Appliqued Fabric At A Cooperative
The Business Side Of The Operation
Appliqued fabric from this cooperative—both yard goods
—can be found in our Ebay store.
Ajrakh Fabric →
← Khadi Fabric From India
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