An Uttarakhand based community organization, Avani works with local spinners and weavers to revive these crafts by combining traditional skills with modern raw materials. In partnership with us, Avani has undertaken research to blend various wools and develop value addition through the natural dyeing of fibres and yarn
Dakhni Diaries is an initiative of Mitan and headed by Gopi Krishna. Dakhni Diaries works with the local wool and wool artisans (spinners, dyers, weavers, and felters) to develop a range of textiles, accessories and products. DD is collaborating with CfP on the Desi Oon Exhibitions.
An architectural firm founded after the 2001 Gujarat earthquake, Hunnarshala aims to combine vernacular techniques with innovative technology to create eco-friendly, resilient buildings for disaster prone regions. Together with Hunnarshala we try to understand how Indian sheep wool can be used as insulation in buildings, exploring the possibilities of developing a bigger market.
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has undertaken applied geological and ecosystem research at different spatial and temporal scales. This includes work on sustainable management of natural resources. In collaboration with us, the department is exploring the efficacy of biofertilizers developed through decomposition of sheep wool.
A craft organization based in Gujarat, Khamir began working in 2016 with the long term agenda of reviving and strengthening local sheep-wool value chains. In collaboration with CfP, Khamir has undertaken work to rebuild the indigenous wool economy of Kachchh, working across the value chain with herders, their native sheep, and artisans. This work culminated in a curated exhibition on ‘Desi Oon’ in January 2019, showcasing this collaborative effort. Khamir has also been a long-standing partner of Living Lightly.
A company owned by a community of over 2000 artisans across India, Rangsutra acts as a bridge between them and global consumers to develop sustainable livelihoods. Rangsutra has partnered with us to integrate wool linked livelihoods of herders and artisans through training, infrastructure and value addition.
An autonomous not-for-profit organization, SPRERI’s mandate is to develop and market technologies linked to renewable energy. With our support, SPRERI is exploring the feasibility of converting sheep wool into fertilizer.