The Handwoven Dream
Fashion and Tradition By Suwaasini
The Handwoven Dream brings talented artisans together in order to breach the gap between selling sustainable products and empowering the traditional communities who are responsible for bringing these breathtaking creations to life. Furthermore, our goal is to gradually pave the path to economic independence for the artisans we work with.
By using a fresh combination of colors, patterns, threads, and traditional symbols, our group of talented makers create truly unique items. We are proud to provide them with an outlet for their skills and help them support their families and communities.
Who we are?
Suwaasini is a dream of two women who have joined hands to bring the weavers, artisan and handloom community of India on to the world stage. They are the wheels of this purpose driven cart with an aim to showcase the beautiful art forms of India. The journey started with sharing of a common passion to serve the needy and love in rich heritage of this great nation.
What is our 'Why'?
Centuries of existence of this nation has provided continuity through which countless art forms have survived and are in existence to this day waiting for us to explore them before they vanish in the vast abyss of this universe. SUWAASINI is committed to showcase the world this rich and unexplored beauty of this great land so that these rich arts inherited through centuries and preserved in their original form can regain its pristine glory.
Suwaasini has a vision of reaching out to more weavers and communities and revive dying art forms by providing concrete foundation and substantial growth prospects
The archaeological surveys and studies have found that the people of Harrapan civilization knew weaving and the spinning of cotton four thousand years ago. Reference to weaving and spinning materials is found in the Vedic Literature. There was textile trade in India during the early centuries. A block printed and resist-dyed fabric, whose origin is from Gujarat was found in the tombs of Fostat, Egypt. This proves that Indian export of cotton textiles to the Egypt or the Nile Civilization in medieval times were to a large extent. Large quantity of north Indian silk were traded through the silk route in China  to the western countries. The Indian silks were often exchanged with the western countries for their spices in the barter system. During the late 17th and 18th century there were large export of the Indian cotton to the western countries to meet the need of the European industries during industrial revolution.