Have you ever wondered who makes your clothes? We have!
Designed and handcrafted for you, Swara combines the rural simplicity with the contemporary urban aesthetics. It bridges the two halves of the society by creating opportunities enhancing hidden skills and potential of rural Indian Women with the aim to not only help their economic growth but holistic well being.
So why not include all sectors of society and mobilize them to create a win-win situation between maker and the consumer that leads to sustainability?
For the inquisitive “you” who feels the need to see the bigger picture, who thinks before buying or throwing - To know your actions create more good than harm?
Our garments are made with a whole lot of love in small batches to avoid overproduction, reduce wastage and honour our commitment to our artisans and the planet with a focus on Indian crafts and techniques.
A garment that is handmade and hand woven has its own incredible energy, their subtle flaws and details have a certain beauty and elegance. Women around us are defined by their strengths and perseverance, they are fierce and flamboyant and Swara is that special energy that you can flaunt and feel in each garment. It not just reflects the beauty but their mind and soul.
As an agent for change in society, Asha Scaria - The founder of Swara and a recipient of the Gandhi Fellowship really wanted to create an impact at the ground level while merging urban clients with quality garments and creating a difference to the lives of the villagers in Dungapur.
The state of women was the main focus since unemployment was very prevalent in the tribal villages. Swara, is putting emphasis on their livelihoods and making them financially independent. Through her passion for design and garments, Asha has empowered these women by leveraging their vocations and exposure leading to change narratives in the communities.
It wasn't an easy task and the process of ownership towards their village and community was even tougher. The women are stepping out of their stereotypical roles by engaging and enrolling in out-the-norm professions like stitching, designing and marketing through capacity building and mentorship.
By training the women on-the-job, we enable them to acquire skills in training, designing and local business practices.