Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winter wear in pure wool at dāram

Shawls, Stoles, Jackets & Caps
Pure wool range in vegetable and chemical dyed hand weaves

Kullu Karishma
Located in Himachal Pradesh, Kullu Karishma puts to use the arts of spinning, weaving, knitting and crochet that have been in practice since a long time in the mountains. The knitting is primarily done by women in their homes with Angora rabbit wool and Merino wool.
To know more about Kullu Karishma please log on to www.kullukarishma.com

Kumaun Grameen Udyog
An associate of the Central Himalayan Action Group, the Kumaun Grameen Udyog or KGU is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. KGU works with local artisans and producers. As with Kullu Karishma, the knitting is done by women in their homes.
To know more about Kumaun Grameen Udyog and the work they do please visit www.kilmora.in

The Chaubundi is a traditional hand block printer of the Chippa community of Rajasthan. The hand block print on the shawls is the dabu – a mud resist technique of Kaladera, Rajasthan. The traditional block designs of Kaladera have been used in the geometric and floral motifs.

Chikankari is a traditional embroidery of Lucknow. Apparently, the word chikan is a derivative of the Persian word chikin or chikeen which means a kind of embroidered fabric. To know more please refer to Chikan – A Way of Life by Ruth Chakravarthy.

Friday, December 24, 2010


On Christmas Eve, this year, dāram would like to wish all its customers and friends a warm and Merry Christmas!!!

For the season, dāram has eco sensitive ideas and gifts made form recycled material in a small collection of photo frames, jewellery boxes, pen stands, pads, runners, cloth and jute bags from

Prabhat & ecoexist

The display will be on till the New Year. There will also be more to look forward to, in this winter, till it slips by and leaves us all.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

How to Compost at Home

ram will present an innovative composting demonstration on December 25 and 26, 2010, the timings for which will be 12:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m.

The demonstration will be conducted by Huda Masood of Hyderabad Goes Green. The partner to Hyderabad Goes Green in home composting is Daily Dump.

Daily Dump is a waste management company that shows how household waste can be converted to useful, nutrient rich compost. Daily Dump offers composting solutions and has designed a number of simple home Composters.