About Charaka Women Cooperative Society
Charaka is a women's co-operative society situated at Bhimanakone Village on the Western Ghats of southern India. It produces beautiful, handcrafted, naturally dyed cotton handloom garments which are sold in Bangalore, Mysore, Dharwad and Shimoga under the brand name DESI. What's unique about Charaka is its focused attention on cost effective production. Some of its natural products have become as inexpensive as chemically dyed ones. Charaka is growing at a phenomenal rate of 25 per cent per year, and is sustained through its own profits. This loan will be utilised to support the working capital requirements of the production unit.
We want to set up a wholesale market for pure handloom and for naturally dyed fabric.