Who They Are
Eco Tasar Pvt. Ltd is a tasar silk weaving company catering to both national and international buyers. The aim of the company is to produce high quality contemporary hand-woven tasar silk fabric, that retains its’ traditional texture and character.
The company has been promoted by PRADAN, Masuta Producers Company Ltd and Mr Khitish Pandya, MD Eco Tasar Pvt Ltd.
Where They Work
Eco Tasar’s office is in New Delhi but manufacturing takes place in Bihar.
How They Work
In the mid-90s, a voluntary organization- PRADAN began working towards improving the livelihood of women in rural Bihar. Tasar sericulture was identified as an occupation that had tremendous scope for income generation. PRADAN then involved the Central Silk Board to provide technical expertise in improving productivity. In 2002, large-scale public funding was provided to the project under the Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojna. Over the years, the project has brought about substantial improvements in the traditional methods of sericulture leading to an increase in productivity levels of tasar yarn. Correspondingly, income levels of beneficiary producers have also risen. Further, these producers have been motivated to form the Masuta Producers Company in order to aggregate production and deal effectively with the yarn market.Going a step further, the need arose to tap the fabric market and thereby liquidate demand for the yarn as well as create a market for tasar end-products. Thus, Eco Tasar Silk Pvt Ltd was set up on 1st October, 2007. The objective of the company is to create a sustainable business unit using raw material produced by the parent company Masuta. Eco Tasar procures yarn from Masuta and converts it to fabric/made-ups at its weaving centres in Bhagalpur. At present, Eco Tasar uses about 50% of the total yarn produced by Masuta. It has a wide client base including Fabindia, CCIC, Trifed, Nallis and Utsav in India and West Elm, World of Good, Fair Trade Original and Asian Eye internationally.
Our Craftmark certifications include
What They Make
- Garments: Sarees, Yardages
- Personal: Stoles & Scarves, Dupattas
- Home: Cushions & Throws