Resham Sutra, an innovative enterprise, working with the objective of improving the lives of rural textile producers, is a private limited company, incorporated under the Companies Act 2013 of India. It is specially focused on the segments of rural silk producers and handloom weavers. It is working in areas including developing production equipment and processes, business solutions and financial linkages for the rural producers. Resham Sutra has commercialized a number of machines that have substantially improved the productivity and income for rural producers.
Resham Sutra aims to create an impact on the value chain in the sericulture industry by engaging from farm stage to the fabric stage, in the process benefitting the pre cocoon as well as the post cocoon segment.
The primary objective is to impact the livelihood of the beneficiaries. Resham Sutra designs, manufactures and commercialises machines for silk yarn and fabric production in states across India. The company has developed 12 types of machine, in collaboration with India’s Central Silk Board, that perform different functions along the yarn and fabric production chain: reeling, twisting, spinning and weaving.
Most of Resham Sutra’s work supports the processing of silk from Tussar cocoons. Tussar reeling and weaving is typically done by poor, single-industry communities in remote, forested places. Resham Sutra’s machines are a truly grassroots solution to the problems faced by these communities. The impetus and initial designs for the machines came from local people, and they are constantly improved, with upgrades guided by user feedback.
Resham Sutra recognises that technology is only part of what’s needed to give poor rural people a better life. They have built in holistic support for their customers, helping them access raw materials and find markets for their products. This draws on Resham Sutra’s strong network within the textile industry – which includes cocoon producers, retailers and India’s Central Silk [login to view URL] company also places great emphasis on long-term maintenance and training.
Reshamsutra was the winner of 2019 Ashden Awards for powering business, and 2019 ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW)
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