What is Sevya Handmade?

Svya supports artisan groups that have little access to marketing avenues by reviving endangered art forms and showcasing their products in the global arena. Svya 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.

Svyas 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 Svya product directly benefits these artisan groups and enables them to pass their rich traditions on to the next generation.