Kumaon handloom weaves by Kilmora
Kilmora is a sustainable livelihoods brand promoted by Kumaun Grameen Udyog (KGU), a section 8 company established by Central Himalayan Rural Action Group (Chirag) in 1996; it is mandated to plough back all profit into rural development activities in the Kumaon region of the Uttarakhand Himalayas.KGU works to provides livelihood opportunities to the local community and currently works with approximately 300 artisans (weavers and knitters) all year round.
The range of handloom and handknitted products strive to give quality and a fair deal to both the customer and the rural producer. Using traditional hand-loom techniques with contemporary design sensibilities, the hand-woven range of textiles uses only natural fibers: cotton, wool, silks and linen. It includes shawls, stoles, scarves, mufflers, yardage hand-woven at the weaving centre in Buribana.