Revitalization of indigenous textile tradition

Revitalizing indigenous textile tradition integrating into fashionable outfits which will generate livelihood opportunities in rural areas.

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  • English

Organization name

ARHI social & educational

Year founded


Initiative stage

  • Start-Up (a pilot that has just started operating)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $1k - $10k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 50 - 100

Organization type

  • Nonprofit, NGO, or citizen sector

Secondary Focus Area

  • Rural development

Headquarters location: Country

  • India

Headquarters location: City

Nagaon Assam

Location(s) of impact



Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

Revitalization of The lost fabrics of Tiwa Community is an unique initiative to revive vibrant traditional textile of Tiwa community of North East India through training session and demonstrations. Gradually the community is struggling to maintain their rich repertoire Textile Tradition which are almost on the brink of extinction.The Project is an effort to revive those rich practices and integrating them into modern fashionable cloths as well

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

The project is an effort to bring the community into one platform to sensitize about the preservation of weaving traditions and providing them with the basic training in traditional weaving system .The project will create livelihood opportunities for young female members of the community by making them self-reliant and self-dependent The targeted section of the project will be the younger women. There will be provision for marketing the products produced during the training program and benefits of sold products will be given to beneficiaries.The project is broadly divided into three stages. They are: 1. Mobilization & Orientation 2.Weaving Training 3.Production Phase 4.Marketing Phase. 1. Mobilization & Orientation: Just one week before the beginning of the workshop ,there will be orientation cum mobilization program to be carried out to mobilize participants

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

1.Richness of traditional weaving and how community value is reflected through traditional knowledge is disseminated to younger generations .2.overall process of traditional weaving from loom development to exposure to different type of motifs will be taught.3.Creation of livelihood opportunities for women by providing them with training of weaving thereby empowering them as expert weaver in the long run, aims at overall development of woman providing opportunities of self-dependency and self-reliance.5. Integration of rich traditional designs into modern outfits 6.Marketing of products produced during the workshop and provide participating beneficiaries the profit of sold products directly

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

1,Individual Donation 40%2.Grants 60%

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

The project is very unique since it revives traditional motifs and integrate it into modern outfits

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

It is a community led initiative which have pushed for the change and resolute for the beginning of the initiative

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Social media


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