Livelihood activities –
There are 2 major livelihood activities are implementing by bioRe association –
- Aavran Handloom Society –
- Women Stitching unit –
Aavran Handloom Society – bioRe Association formed and promoted a weavers society under its livelihood programmes. “Aavran Handloom Society” is a concept which involves hand spinning, hand weaving, toxic free dyeing and using organic cotton from bioRe. This society is owned by weavers and does its business independently. Aavran is a unique cohesive effort for self reliance. Association started a small initiative of promoting livelihood for its women self help groups through 10 hand spinning machines (Ambar Charkha) in Sept 2007 with the support of bioRe foundation Switzerland and now it has turned in to a self sustained weavers livelihood organization.
Aavran is a Hindi word which means “to adorn”. Aavran being social enterprises believes in equality, quality , transparency , fair trade and making locally global products thus advancing with world by consolidating and valuing our traditional. Presently it supports to over 30 families.
Today Aavran Handloom Society is working with several credible buyers which include Coop Naturaline Switzerland, Remei AG Switzerland, Alkaline, Sodani butik ,CIC khadi London, KVIC Madhya Pradesh, Silk Federation of MP, State Handloom Department of MP, Fab India and several others.
Women stitching unit – bioRe women stitching unit was initiated as another livelihood initiative of bioRe for rural women in year of 2015. The aim of this project is to equip the women with skills that will help them improve quality of life with increasing self reliance. Presently there are 12 women’s are working in this stitching unit and they are trained already to make different products such as shirt, pants, tunic, t-shirt and cotton bags etc.