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.
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:
- Creating better financial, livelihood opportunities for 100 individuals across 20 households.
- Skill development
- Training equipments
- Rents for space, other infrastructure acquisition
- Design development and intervention
- Preserving our textile culture
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
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.
by providing day to day rations so they have enough food to get by each day
to ensure that they have access to enough raw material like yarn and dyes to carry on with their work in these uncertain times.
By continuing our orders and using this time to upgrade their skills
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.