Kilmora

Ensures fair living wage for producers
Discloses the community being impacted
Reduces the environmental impact
Focusses on women producers
Created using handcrafted methods
Made out of responsible materials
Avoids use of chemicals or toxic materials
Uses portion of proceeds to give back to the community
Kilmora is Kumaun Grameen Udyog’s (KGU) product brand. KGU works on sustainable livelihoods in rural Kumaon in the Uttarakhand Himalayas. KGU works with close to 600 farmers and over 425 artisans. KGU’s product range includes crafts and agri-produce. KGU produces hand-woven items such as shawls, stoles, scarves, and fabric.

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People

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KGU has introduced some environment-friendly practices like rainwater harvesting at its office, the introduction of washing hand-woven items with soap nut, move towards preservative-free products at the agri unit. Further, no chemicals are used in the grains, herbs, or spices we procure and market. Waste knitting and weaving yarn is reused and waste pulp is used as animal feed. For some packaging, the use of pine needles and repurposed boxes has been introduced.