Sevya

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Caring Through Service and Chikankari

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Mission

Sevya works with artisan cooperatives throughout India to develop contemporary styles and designs that showcase their traditional and eco-friendly methods of handcraft–including hand-loom, block-printing, tie-dye, and embroidery.  Sevya is committed to working with artisan groups using centuries-old craft traditions, with the finest natural fibers and materials.

Impact

Revenue earned through the wholesale and retail marketing of Sevya products is used to fund need-based development programs throughout India, under the auspices of the All India Movement for Seva.  Every purchase of a Sevya product directly benefits these artisan groups and enables them to pass their rich traditions on to the next generation. It also helps to ensure that Sevya’s primarily female artisans gain greater economic and social freedom and can effect lasting changes in their lives, the lives of their children, and their communities.

Chikankari (चिकनकारी چکن کاری) is a delicate and artful hand-embroidery done on a variety of textile fabrics like muslin, cotton, silk, chiffon, organza, net, etc. White thread is embroidered on cool, pastel shades of light muslin and cotton garments.

People Behind the Brand

How It's Made

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