By Hand From The Heart: One Show, Many Stories!

By Hand From The Heart is a Makers Market event in South India. Upcoming Events: 22nd Edition: 2nd – 3rd February '18 , Jenney Residency, Coimbatore. 23rd Edition: February '18 in Chennai.

Meet The Makers: Janapada Khadi, Melukote

Janapada Khadi is completely hand spun, hand woven, natural dyed , manually tailored , Khadi marked from the Central Khadi board and sold with negligible margin directly from the weavers. Let’s find out more about the khadi and the works at Janapada Seva Trust.

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A bit about the organisation.

Janapada Seva Trust is a voluntary organisation functioning in and around Melkote a mofussil town in Mandya District of Karnataka, India since 1960. Inspired by the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi and Sarvodaya philosophy the Trust has been striving to create a non-violent, egalitarian order of society. Its core area of work is welfare, education, rural industry, environment and agriculture.

Over the years the Trust has built a fine infrastructure for its activities. The accent of the Trust is on self-help and people’s involvement, the Trust seeks support not so much from the State as from people like you who care.

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How would you describe what you do; and how long have you been making and creating?

Janapada Khadi is completely hand spun, hand woven, natural dyed , manually tailored , Khadi marked from the Central Khadi board and sold with negligible margin directly from the weavers.

Please do visit our weaving unit ‘ Hosa Jeevana Dhari’ in Melukote , to see the whole non-violent process of fabric production.

The artisans you work; any special mentions?

Our family of weavers at Hosajeevana Dhaari

 

Tell us about your products and what makes them special.

A non violent, hand spun and hand woven khadi made in the Gandhian way

Describe your work premises & what is a typical day at work like.

We work from a farm which has a small built space for the weavers set in a huge expanse of green area. We specifically work from 10.00AM to 5.00PM so that the weavers get to spend their evenings doing others things that they want to. Every month we conduct workshops for the weavers to create an awareness of what they do and also how they can take care of their surrounding environment.

The challenges.
We are trying our best to give the weavers a high pay and trying to create an awareness amongst people about who is maximum benefitted from the khadi that they buy.

What are you bringing to By Hand, From The Heart.
We are bringing you khadi that benefits weavers the most and all the love from the weavers of Melukote.

About Chennai
A place which would suit best for our products.
Janapada Seva Trust, Melukote will be at the By Hand From The Heart: MAKERS MARKET – 18th Edition

Friday – Saturday, 5th – 6th August, 2016
10:00 a.m – 8:00 p.m
Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park
132, T.T.K Road, Alwarpet, Chennai – 600018, Tamil Nadu. India

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