The Vimor Foundation

The Vimor Handloom Foundation, is a brainchild of Vimor legacy and was set up with a vision of empowering weavers through conservation of handlooms, educate citizens on handloom inheritance, research, document and innovate the environmentally friendly sustainable product.

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HANDS TO EMPOWER
A call for support!

Vimor’s new project ‘Hands to Empower’ aims at training unskilled women in embroidery and weaving, creating a dignified, sustainable source of livelihood for these women in Gadag region and North Karnataka, affected adversely by distress migration, altering weather conditions and the Covid-19 pandemic.

The total cost of this project comes to Rs. 10,00,000. Help us reach our goal by donating for the betterment of this community.
Your donations will go towards:

  1. Creating better financial, livelihood opportunities for 100 individuals across 20 households.
  2. Skill development
  3. Training equipments
  4. Rents for space, other infrastructure acquisition
  5. Design development and intervention
  6. Preserving our textile culture
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A brainchild of the Vimor legacy

Vimor was started in 1974 by Mrs Chimy Nanjappa and Pavithra Muddaya. Since its inception, Vimor has dedicated itself to reviving and documenting traditional handloom saree motifs, techniques, and oral history. In the past 45 years, Vimor has had tremendous success in training several weavers to produce traditional marketable sarees. A weaver was given hand-holding support through mentorship, designs, colour aesthetics, financial credit, and also the strength to grow. As planned, thus they were able to move them from a weaver to a master weaver and succeed.

Vimor Handloom Foundation, an extension of Vimor, was set up in 2004 with a vision

1

to preserve our handmade textile heritage

by empowering weavers through revival and design intervention
2

to provide sustainable livelihood

to those involved in the handloom industry through mentorship
3

to add value to the existing knowledge bank

educate the common man on our handloom textile inheritance, and conduct research and documentation.

Conquering Covid Challenges

As the world faces one of its most crippling health and economic crises, Vimor Handloom Foundation aims to reach out and lend support to its extended weaver family who desperately need our help. A three-pronged approach is what will keep them afloat for now.

Currently we have moved from 4 to 12 centers who have  distributed ration bags supporting almost 280 families in the 1st month, 518 in May and many individual senior weavers.