What is Sevya Handmade?
Sévya supports artisan groups that have little access to marketing
avenues by reviving endangered art forms and showcasing their
products in the global arena. Sévya works with thousands of artisans
throughout India, including weavers, block-printers, embroiderers,
and jewelry makers.
These artisans are part of cooperatives and non-profit
organizations and most often, the entire village is involved in some
aspect of the craft--from dyeing the yarn to setting the loom, weaving
and hand-tasseling. The emphasis is not on highlighting an individual
artisan, as each piece represents a collective effort in which many
hands and hearts have contributed to its making.
Sévya’s handmade products are a unique fusion of fair trade and fashion.
We specialize in fair trade scarves and shawls that are hand woven using
natural fibers including wool, silk, and cotton. We also carry wonderfully
chic fair trade clothing, bags, jewelry, gifts and home decor. Our designer
scarves and shawls combine the best of artisan traditions with contemporary
styles for both women and men.
Every purchase of a Sévya product directly benefits these artisan groups and enables them to pass their rich traditions on to the next generation.