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65/15, Chitwapur Road, Lalkuan
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Thread Craft India produces a variety of intricately embroidered apparel, including organza stoles,
Chikan from Lucknow, India, is a centuries-old embroidery art form used in garments and accessories. Thread Craft India organizes and improves the living and working conditions of the Chikankari artisans of Lucknow by extending support in terms of designing, product diversification, revival of near extinct stitch types and market expansion.
The project seeks to establish a cooperative of artisans, and also prevent the exploitation of the artisans by connecting their art to the unexplored national and international markets, and giving them ownership in their enterprise so as to help them get their rightful share of profit. A system based on mutual cooperation would not only make the process sustainable, but would also foster greater satisfaction in the artisans. Regular training and better understanding of the market trends will also ensure this is sustained. Such a system of cooperation will help to bring about positive changes in the social and economic life of the place.
Through our cooperative, we bring in more effective and efficient processes that can bring positive social and financial benefits to these women, as well as provide regular training to help them enhance their skills. We also prevent the exploitation of the artisans by connecting their art to the unexplored national and international markets. By giving them ownership in their enterprise, we also ensure that they get their rightful share of profit. As a result, we have improved the living and working conditions of 50 Chikankari artisans.
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