Industrial visit to Gramins Lifestyle was organised for the students pursuing their education in Fashion Design at the JD Institute Cochin branch. This visit was a part of their Textile Appreciation module that is about the various textiles and the progress of creating them into a fabric that can be used for many different purposes. An Industrial visit to such firms and industries help students understand the practical knowledge on how work is processed in regards to textiles.
The Gramins Lifestyle is located in Kochi, Kerala. The cloth enterprise chance was started in 2016 which is engaged majorly in Khadi/ Handloom apparels, handcrafts and organic costumes. They have a labor unit in Vyttila, Ernakulam, Kerala with outlets in Centre Square Mall, MG Road and Ernakulam, Kerala. They are also associated with over 1000’s of craft hung pastoral directors in India which helps bring about a base for complete sustainable pastoral employment, and conserving India’s Traditional handcrafts in the process. Their apparels are 100 hand woven and within the affordable price ranges.
Gramins job is to bring anguish and invention to traditional stitchers and thereby result a better life for them in the coming future, to hand marketing support to the handworkers and stitchers by reaping the products and vending through Gramins trades outlets and online platform, Attract youthful generation to Handloom and Khadi by handing them with the designs of their choice, Offers the patrons the best possible service, products, quality and value, Creates pastoral employment room and sustainable income to the pastoral handworkers and stitchers. Their products range from khadi and handloom kurta’s, handloom sarees, handloom dhoti, trades to eco-friendly bags ( cloth, jute, banana fibre, screw pine, water hyacinth), handcrafted cleaners, organic spices and organic cosmetics.
Mr. Krishnadas Prasad, who is the creator and holder of Gramins Lifestyle and a well known shooter, was fortunately available at the venue at the time of the visit. They were given the room to view a canvas that was displayed at the Art Gallery.
Industrial visit to the Gramin Lifestyle has offered the aspiring designers an opportunity to learn about the handloom and the procedure of work that’s involved in hand woven fabrics. It has given them wisdom on ways to incorporate sustainability into their quotidian lives. At JD Institute Cochin, every scholar is given the shot to be a part of the working in an attempt to gain knowledge and practical understanding of how work is conducted in an textile manufacturing unit related to the field that they’re pursuing. A special thanks to Mr. Rathesh, the Managing Director and Ms. Shibi, the director of Gramins Lifestyle firm for a chance to visit Gramins and learn another about the Indian heritage of Handlooms.