This National Handloom day, go Vocal for local by supporting artisans and weavers from across the country.  Shop indigenous handlooms and authentic crafts from ‘Go Swadeshi Online’

Mumbai, NFAPost: GoCoop, India’s first and largest online marketplace for weavers and artisans will host the  2nd edition of ‘Go Swadeshi Online’ a first of its kind online exhibition as part of the National Handloom day.

The event will showcase a wide range of exquisite and authentic handloom sarees, fabrics, dress materials, stoles, dupattas, menswear, home décor and accessories by weavers and artisans from across the country.

The 15-day online event will be held from 1st to 15th August coinciding with National Handloom Day celebrated on the 7th August.  The event is aimed at helping artisans, reinstate the pride in hand-spun, hand-woven and handcrafted products, support ‘vocal for local’ and to encourage people to indulge in the rich handloom traditions of India

National Handloom Day, celebrated on the 7th of August, was launched to commemorate the Swadeshi Movement started in 1905. This initiative by the Government of India is aimed at building awareness about handlooms, extend support to our artisans and promote the richness of Indian weaves.

Handloom marketplace

With a similar objective, GoCoop.com, India’s first and largest online marketplace for Handlooms, was started with an aim to empower weavers and artisans through technology innovation. Founded on 15th of August 2014, over the last six years GoCoop has created the largest supply chain of handlooms in India. They currently work with 350+ cooperative societies and 50+ craft clusters in India.

As Covi-19 continues its spread, the resulting supply chain disruptions have significantly impacted the economy globally, especially the micro, small and medium enterprises. India has over 10 million weavers and artisans are severely impacted due to a shutdown of sales and production activities, resulting in a loss of livelihoods.

‘Go Swadeshi Online’ by GoCoop is aimed at supporting artisans liquidate their stocks to sustain themselves and to help the sector recover from the impact of COVID19.

Festive season

With the festive season just around the corner, shop from a wide variety of weaves and crafts  at ‘Go Swadeshi Online. There will be a perfect mix of contemporary and traditional handlooms with collections by weavers from Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. 

From the exquisite Uppada sarees of Andhra Pradesh, Molakalmuru silk sarees of Karnataka, vibrant Jamdanis & Tangail sarees from Bengal to the subtle elegance of Maheshwaris & Chanderis, the collection will surprise you with choices.  Along with bright and beautiful designs, you also get to pick from a range of timeless classics like Pochampally, Sambalpuri and Tussar sarees. 

The collection will also include a handwoven range of fabrics, home furnishings, menswear and women’s apparels. In addition to this, embroidered sarees, dupattas, stoles by the Lambadi community, handcrafted home accessories by women artisans from tribal areas are a special part of a handcrafted collection.

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