Nimmit - (Connecting artisans)
A venture that is here to encourage, appreciate, care and promote India’s rich heritage of arts and craft. Nimmit is a medium between artisans and a world of consumers who are passionate and appreciative of the beauty of products skilfully created by hand.
Nimmit is here to help stem the exodus and nurture more artisans for generations to come. We will do this by helping craftsmen come together and reach more grateful audiences across the world, by partnering them through design inputs and use Nimmit’s marketing resources to help the Aslams of India go global. We invite you to accompany us on this journey. Welcome aboard...
True to earth textiles
We develop a range of textiles namely cushion covers, scarves, garments…a complete collection is created from natural fabrics like linens, silks, and fine cottons processed from herbs, flowers and recycled organic waste. Our aim is to conserve nature by minimum wastage, and colors that are derived from temple flowers and biodegradable waste. Some of our experiments have yielded very surprising results in achieving some beautiful colors when we used pomegranate skin, natural lac, natural indigo, marigold flowers.
The most satisfying part of this project has been the fact that the designers are "common people", who over years of experience have now perfected the art of dyeing and clamping (one of many methods to do tie and dye designing). The idea is to encourage this much neglected community of our society by giving them work and in-turn helping sustain themselves, thereby creating an opportunity to live a better life and educate their children.
Organic hand-woven silks
A very special community we accidentally discovered is a tribe of artisans weaving hand loom silk fabrics. The concept of organic silk is interesting as silk is already an organic product, but giving a deeper meaning to ‘organic’. The fields/forest where cocoons are reared are naturally organic; no chemicals are used in the plantation. The company is rearing cocoons in the jungles of Jharkhand where plants and trees are naturally organic, far from any pesticides or chemicals. It took them three years for getting the silk value chain certified as organic, right from cocoon to yarn and fabric.” It uses organic pesticides and organic manure where the cocoons are bred. The entire production involves 100 villages in the State.