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Aavran Handloom Society - livelihood for 100 families
Nov '09
The bioRe Association started a small initiative of promoting livelihood for its women self help groups through 10 Hand spinning machines (Ambar Charkhas) in Sept 07. Today this initiative has turned into a full process chain of organic handlooms known as Aavran Handloom Society.

Aavran is a conglomerate of small Self Help Groups where 100 families get livelihood by producing organic handspun hand-woven fabric. Around 70 women spinners, 25 young weavers and 25 other families are making this initiative a unique cohesive effort for self reliance. The roots of Aavran are closely connected to its promoting organization bioRe Association. bioRe Foundation Switzerland supported the bioRe Association in developing the required infrastructure for the Aavran handloom society.

Aavran being a social enterprises believes in equality, quality, transparency, fair trade, and making locally global products thus advancing with world by consolidating and valuing our traditional knowledge and culture. Aavran is managed by hand spinners, weavers and its founding members from the youth club. Mr Rajendra Yadav a local young man from a bioRe Youth club is leading the operations of the society. The vision of Aavran is to develop as a quality service organisation promoting rural livelihood, encouraging economic independence of women and complimenting ecologically friendly organisations in promotion of hand spun, hand woven natural fibres.

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