Avani has partnered with Arvind Mills in order to showcase its items, fabrics, and natural dyes experience at the upcoming Arvind Indigo Museum. Avani empowers women in the remote Kumaon Region through indigo cultivation and using its natural dyes methods makes a wide variety of products like indigo dyes, indigo wool products, indigo silk products, indigo coloured toys, indigo dyed fabric etc. The products of Avani will be showcased at the Arvind Indigo Museum.
Rashmi Bharti will be present at the inaugural event on 23 January and 25th January and to share the experience of working with indigo and choosing it as a way of social empowerment of the local community.
AIM is set up by Sanjay S Lalbhai of Arvind Mills Ltd. According to Sanjay S Lalbhai, “If you see indigo as an art form, it is always on fabric – jute, cotton, silk, wool… A bit of pottery – so we thought, let us pull out the limits and try and put it on every conceivable surface.” The result is the upcoming Arvind Indigo Museum in Ahmedabad, which, Lalbhai feels, will be a one-of-a-kind destination for all things indigo. “We are going to create a whole ecosystem to revive traditional Indian art through indigo and then see how we can make it more commercially viable work for them, by say helping them make their work more contemporary, so we can reach out to a more global audience,” he explains.
Avani has recently constructed two new indigo vats with the capacity of 2000 L each. A 25 days training programme were organized for our team to prepare and use of these indigo vats. Mr. Axel Becker, an indigo expert from Norway organized training for our dyeing team. Five participants from our team participated in this training programme. Now we are able to use these big indigo vats for the dyeing of yarn and fabric. With the help of these indigo vats we are able to increase our efficiency in dyeing of indigo in yarn and fabrics. It is also helpful to maintain the quality and evenness of yarn.
Avani will be at A Hundred Hands in Cochin between 20th-23rd of December, 2018. We will be selling textiles, jackets, lifestyle products, and art supplies. This is the perfect opportunity to buy winter apparel as well as gifts for the holiday season, we hope to see you there!
Address: YWCA Fort, Cochin
Dates: 20th-23rd of December
Avani will have two booths at Dastkar Winter Mela 2018 in New Delhi between 14th-26th of December. One of our booths will be selling: textiles, jackets, lifestyle products, and art supplies. The other booth will be dedicated to selling home goods: thulma, chutka, throw blankets, and cushions covers. This is the perfect opportunity to buy winter apparel as well as gifts for the holiday season, we hope to see you there!
Address: Kisan Haat, Andheria Modh, Anuvrat Marg, Chattarpur, New Delhi, Delhi
Dates: 14th-26th of December