Kilmora’s sweaters and mufflers evoke memories of woollens knitted by grandmothers and aunts. The woollens are made by rural women in Uttarakhand. In an age when machine-made clothes dominate the market, the homely feel of Kilmora’s handwoven products is comforting. Kilmora’s stall at Dastkar’s Nature Bazaar was full of vibrant woollens including mufflers, socks, caps and gloves. There were also beautiful handwoven shawls and scarves as well as Nehru jackets for men and women. Kilmora is a brand promoted by Kumaun Grameen Udyog (KGU), a non-profit company established by the Central Himalayan Rural Action Group.
KGU works in Uttarakhand to give a fair deal to rural producers and consumers. The non-profit provides a steady source of income to women for their products, enabling them to have greater control over their lives and better status within the community.
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