Karnataka Handloom Development Corporation was established in 1975 with the
objective of providing support to weavers. Today KHDC has 13000 handlooms
under its wing. KHDC works ceaselessly to encourage and support hundreds of
thousands of weavers. Revive ancient designs and weaves and integrate them
into today's lifestyle.
The prosperity of the Weaver And the prosperity of
Its our aim to improve the economic and social status of the weaver by
achieving and maintaining quality at all levels of production which will
then ensure the well being of the corporation.
Providing employment to the handlooms weavers outside co-operative sector
round the year which includes supply of raw materials, technical guidance,
training facilities and marketing support.
Implementing welfare schemes sponsored by Government of Karnataka and
Government of India for the benefit of weaver.
Repositioning the Company from 'Market Follower' to 'Market Leader'
Production - Pre Loom
Yarn is the most important input in the handloom production, KHDC has been
arranging all type of standard quality yarn to the weavers to meet their
requirement at reasonable prices. KHDC is equipped with its network to
provide the following services:
Equipped to offer standard quality of yarn from a large number of spinning
mills, few of them are meeting the national and international standards.
Mills are empanelled with KHDC. All varieties of yarn made of natural and
artificial fibres like cotton, silk, wool, jute, acrylic, polyester and
their blends are available on demand.
Large number of weavers getting their required variety, quality of yarn to
meet the present competition in the field of traditional and non-traditional
handloom production. Future plan is to associate its services with the
export oriented organisations by way of procurement and supply of yarn, with
the objective to increase yarn business adequately.
Post Production Loom
Different varieties of fabrics produced by weavers of
The Karnataka Handloom Development Corporation throughout Karnataka is
collected at warehouses at Peenya and it is processed at "PRIYADARSHINI
TEXTILE PROCESS HOUSE" situated at Peenya 2nd stage about 15 km from
Bangalore. The Process House is established in the year 1980 having post
loom processing capacity of 5-6 lakhs metres of different varieties of
cloth. Government of Karnataka's prestigious Vidya Vikas Scheme and Janatha
Saree Dhothi Scheme required fabrics are being processed in the same Process
House. This Process House is possessing G.M.P certificate issued by Drugs
Controller, Govt. of Karnataka to process and supply Bandage Cloth required
for all Government Medical Hospitals.
The Process House is having a fully automatic flatbed screen printing
machine, silk sarees table printing and Computer Aided Designing to produce
attractive designs on Sarees, Dress Materials and Furnishings which are
being sold at our retail sales outlets "PRIYADARSHINI HANDLOOMS"
Showrooms through out Karnataka and all metro cities. Also the process house
is having a modernised silk yarn dyeing plant having production capacity of
2500 kgs of silk yarn per month with computer colour matching. The process
house is shortly acquiring I.S.O.9001-2008 certificate.
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The Karnataka Handloom Development Corporation
established in 1975 with the objective of providing support to weavers, it
today has 13000 handlooms under its wing. KHDC has played a leading role in
the renaissance of Indian Handlooms, Priyadarshini International, Export
Division of KHDC, has been set up exclusively to cater to the requirement of
the Global buyer.
From raw-material procurement to marketing, KHDC helps traditional weavers
pursue their vocation fruitfully. Though it has in-house pre and post loom
processing facilities it helps them maintain the highest quality standards
and time schedules, something the way for the creation of an exquisite range
of silk, cotton, linen and synthetic fabrics. And through its network of
over 55 outlets countrywide it brings the masterpieces of the weaver''s art
to the customer. ''Priyadarshini'' the brand under which KHDC markets the
hand woven fabrics is today synonymous with handlooms of exceptional quality
and beauty, not in India alone but in the global market as well as a result
of the seamless blending of an ancient heritage with contemporary fashion
- In touch with style, Worldwide: Monitors global fashion trends and
issue guidelines on pantone shades that are popular.
- Quality : Pure cotton yarn and silks used as raw material.
- Eco-friendly: Uses only AZO free chemicals and vegetable dyes.
- Socially responsible: Ensures no child labour is involved at any
stage of its operation.
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