Savetheloom.org is a nonprofit community group to revive, restore, and restructure the handloom industry in India. An open forum of individuals with a deep sense of pride in the handmade working towards preserving our arts and crafts.
Savetheloom.org, will be providing process management to the handloom sector through design interventions, development and diversification, skill upgradation, technical support, change advocacy, and suggest reformations, so that the weavers get better work conditions, visibility and remunerations for their products, and a new generation can be inculcated into weaving.
300 weavers have been rendered jobless with their looms destroyed, besides their homes, during the Kerala floods in August, in Chendamangalam weaving centres. Our mission is to restore them to normalcy at the earliest. Giving them a helping hand, restoring their looms to weave the magic again. 90% of the workforce are women and a majority are above the age of 50, and in many cases the single earning member in the family. We are working with the cooperative societies that provide employment to the weavers and ensure constant work flow to them and are entrusted to run a fair trade business nurturing traditional skills and heritage.