Kota doria initiatives

Asgar Ali and Mohammed Sharif at home  with kota doria paper bags
Kota doria paper bags (click to enlarge)

Over the years we have tried various initiatives to support genuine hand woven kota doria and have designed paper bags to replace plastic and arranged for kota doria dupattas to be on sale in the Kota Garh shop. Neither of these initiatives have proven to be sustainable.


We have arranged free spectacles, however, for the women weavers and held eye check up camps in 2012, 2013 and most recently in January 2020. These sponsored eye check ups are most appreciated.


We also connect enquiries to this website to the weavers and try to promote the hand loom industry in general. Last year, 2019, the Common Facilitation Centre in Kaithoon was flooded and all the looms and equipment ruined. We are trying to work with the government and the weavers to find a way forward.


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