Resham Dor was born out of our passion to promote and value the rich traditions and heritage of crafts in India. Initially started as an initiative, it has now evolved into a purpose driven brand that focuses on revival of diminishing craft clusters across India.
We pride ourselves in connecting consumers and global businesses to the rare crafts of India that empowers artisans and inspires sustainable living.
We are currently working with Kharad craft cluster - a diminishing craft from Kutch, Gujarat practised by only 3 families. Kharad are carpets and textile art; in its warp and weft lies the ancestry of an intricate technique ; that uses local sheep wool to craft on an ancestral loom to create products of strength and beauty.
The craft carries a legacy that has lasted nine generations; a story of a community that has evolved through their struggles and disasters, a tale of their beliefs that tradition will sustain as they struggle to defend their art against booming industrialization.
Our aim is to share story of this craft; its connection with the community and landscape; the rich history and traditions; give it the glory it deserves ; by bringing dignity back to the artisans , and work collaboratively with them to take this legacy into the future.
Our products carry a narrative of cradle-to-cradle ethos production; that means natural fibres, plant based dyes, less waste and environmentally sustainable methods. Our products are meant to last and won’t cost us the earth.