The Foundation

Vimor was started in 1974 by Mrs. Chimy Nanjappa and Pavithra Muddaya. Since inception Vimor has dedicated itself to reviving and documenting traditional handloom saree motifs, techniques and their 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 s/he was able to move from a weaver to master weaver and; be able to produce more sarees and gradually become an entrepreneur, independent of Vimor.


To further strengthen Vimor’s efforts in conserving our heritage, we started Vimor Handloom Foundation. Vimor Handloom Foundation provides and academic and institutional dimension to Vimor’s objectives through the Living Museum, skill development, employment generation, research and documentation, advocacy and publishing. The foundation works in the following domains.

Our Verticals

The Living Museum

  • Textile Tourism
  • Conducting Workshops
  • Spaces for Interaction

New Chance

  • Skill People in Weaving
  • Sustainable Employment
  • Dignified Life

Research, Document & Innovate

  • Conserve Our Heritage
  • Document Design Stories
  • Earth Friendly Products


  • Bridging the gap between the ground and the government policy
  • Capacitate the building of a weavers collective
  • Dissemination of information to the community in a simplified language

Publishing & Media

  • Publishing books
  • Short Films
  • Digital Archives