Khamir in Kachchhi means “intrinsic pride”, and that’s what they stand for. Taking pride in everything traditional and handmade, Khamir works towards supporting and celebrating arts, crafts, and its people. Khamir is an engine of growth in the handicraft sector working at the intersection of crafts, culture, and the environment, raising awareness on locally rooted ethical production and consumption.
Khamir advocates for a future that is handmade, and works towards reviving, preserving, and sharing the art and craft traditions of Kachchh to create an equal and enabling socio-economic environment, especially for the younger generation. Their Desi Wool Initiative highlights the role of wool in pastoral movements, cultures, and economies. With the aim to revive an entire value chain of indigenous Patanwadi wool, to support Kachchh’s traditional pastoral systems, they have been working with about 100 artisans and herders, as well as with designers to put the “desi” back into the wool.