Social enterprise Kara Weaves supports artisan weavers who are members of weaving cooperatives created by the Indian government in the 1960s. All of the products, primarily contemporary home textiles, are handmade on traditional wooden looms.

Kara Weaves works with weaving cooperatives of various sizes and scales. The artisans design products while preserving traditional techniques and market them on a global basis.

To create several of our linens, artisans first prepare the yarn by sourcing, washing, dyeing, softening, bleaching, and drying the yarn and also applying any specific treatments as needed. Next are the pre-looming processes, which include spinning the yarn and setting up the loom. Then the skilled artisans start the weaving process. After that is the quality check, which happens in-house, and the stitching into products. The production process will vary based on how much fabric is required, customizations that may be involved, and techniques and designs, such as motifs and prints, that are used. Promoting the work helps to bring awareness and much-needed payment and income for the disappearing craft.