Who We Are
DWARAKA (Development of Weavers and Rural Artisans in Kalamkari Art) is a not for profit initiative of the The Dwaraknath Reddy Ramanarpanam Trust (DRRT). The trust was established by Mr.Dwaraknath Reddy, Chairman of the Nutrine Group of Companies, dedicating his lifetime personal earnings and wealth toward charitable and developmental activities for the poor.
Where we Work
DWARAKA works with Kalamkari artists in the town of Srikalahasti in Andhra Pradesh.
How we Work
The trust has worked with hundreds of artisans since its inception. Regular training and product development sessions are undertaken to ensure that the products cater to a global market. DWARAKA has also set up a separate Community Development Fund from the market sales, in addition to the regular earnings of the artisans. The artists are mobilized into smaller groups to facilitate operation of the Fund, each group maintaining his or her own bank account.
Our Craftmark certifications include
- Kalamkari Painting
What we make
- Garments: Sarees, Tops
- Personal: Stoles & Scarves, Bags, Dupattas
- Home: Cushions & Throws, Table, D?or
- Office: Stationary