Why you should invest in handloom clothing?

Why you should invest in handloom clothing?

Handloom weaving is a heritage method of textile production, in which artisans intricately weave the yarn without the use of electricity using a PIT LOOM or HANDLOOM. These are the wooden machines assembled in a specific order to interlace two sets of yarns. Indian Handloom dates back to the Indus Valley civilization and has survived wars, revolutions, and British colonization and is now competing with fast fashion. Handwoven textiles represent centuries-old traditions and craftsmanship that are passed down through generations. Supporting handwoven clothes helps preserve this cultural heritage and artisanal skills.

Handloom weaving involves the use of natural fibers and in a lot of cases natural or azo-free dyes reducing its environmental impact compared to the fossil fuel-dependent fast fashion industry. Additionally, the carbon emission of fabrics created on the loom is minimal compared to the mass-produced and chemically treated garments. 

Handloom weaving is a livelihood for many communities in rural and semi-rural regions of India and also empowers women by allowing them to work from home and be able to contribute to the family income. This economic empowerment can lead to improved education, healthcare, and overall well-being within these communities.

Handwoven fabrics create unique patterns and textures that are not unique to the craft and are not replicable by machines or fast fashion. When you purchase handwoven fabric you can guarantee, you are paying for the craft which has taken time, and effort and is unique- it allows you to own a piece of wearable art that reflects individuality and craftsmanship. Handwoven clothes are truly valuable and durable in their essence which also makes them harder to dispose of, reducing waste. Handloom weaving is inherently  a sustainable choice and a way to support a craft while choosing to shop consciously. 

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