Who we are
A Charkha Story deals with handmade clothing under the unit of Burdwan Rural Khadi Gramodyog Samity, WB. It is certified with Khadi and Village Industries Commission,Mumbai, under Ministry of MSME,Govt.of India. The organization was formed in 2014 ,April. The organization had its first retail outlet in Pune, Shivajinagar, CBRTI Complex.
We work with a small cluster of weavers and spinners who specialise in muslin weaving in different textures, warps and wefts and widths. Our work is associated mostly with Muslin fabrics and clothing coming out of them. We also procure Silk fabrics- mainly Tussar. Garad Silk is also a part of our product genre but as its a very delicate fabric our consumption of it is less. Its mainly seen on Block printed sarees and Dupattas.
We typically follow the art of West Bengal ,i.e. Kantha, Jamdani, Batik and Block Prints. Its not a restriction but an exploration to begin with.
At our store , you will find vivd colours, patterns and motifs of Kantha and Jamdani on sarees and dupattas.