Craft is an economic resource available with a large number of people living in rural areas, particularly those who are not engaged in agriculture. It can be used to improve their socio-economic condition, and thus prevent their migration to urban areas, often accompanied with terrible social consequences.
Kalavilasa is a rug design company based in Bangalore, functioning as a social enterprise. Founded in 2012, Kalavilasa is committed to create a trusted brand of rugs, by focusing on innovation and creativity. The rugs which we produce are handmade by craftpersons, working only with natural fibres and using a variety of techniques such as hand-tufting and dhurrie-weaving. We work in close collaboration with the master weavers who represent the second or third generation of a glorious rug-weaving tradition in the states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in northern India. Kalavilasa works with a strong emphasis on fair trade and labour, sustainable development, and contemporizing traditional craftsmanship. People fall in love with our rugs, which are created as unique pieces by playing with shapes, colours and textures. These rugs convey emotions and a sense of well-being.
Social responsibility (write about future plan of investing in health, education and skill development of the rug weavers)
From the year 2014-15 onwards, Kalavilasa shall allocate 1% of the value of the rugs produced, to a NGO working towards health, education and skill development of the craftspersons engaged in producing rugs. Kalavilasa is a socially responsible company, and guarantees that no child labour is used in the production of its rugs.
Kalavilasa in news (Empty page at the moment)
Blog (Create one entry – announcing participation on Dastkar’s Bangalore Bazar in August)
Kalavilasa shall be participating in Bangalore Bazaar organized by Dastkar from 8th to 17th August, 2014. (Create an invitation card for the event once Dastkar makes a public announcement)