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Bethany Weaves

Bethany Weaves is a weaving unit in a leprosy colony in S. India where wonderful bags and kitchen linen are woven and stitched and then exported around the world.
Come into the Bethany Weaves workshop and see the Bag Ballet for yourself


ABOUT BETHANY WEAVES - October 2016
NameBethany Weaves
Location in IndiaBethany Leprosy Colony, Bapatla, A.P.
Type of GroupSociety
Type of CraftHandloom weaving and sewing
ProductsBags, cushion covers, bed sheets, kitchen linen
No. of women75
No. of men6
Total81
Leprosy affected6
Family member of people affected by leprosy75
Other disabilities0
No. of artisans with no disabilities75
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BUSINESS
Sales to MESH in 2014-15Rs. 1,379,555
Total Sales in the year 2014-15Rs. 1,560,505
Sales to MESH 2015-16Rs. 1,184,909
Total sales in the year 2015-16Rs. 1,338,856
Sales target to MESH in 2016-17Rs. 1,500,000
Total sales target in 2016-17Rs. 2,000,000
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DEVELOPMENTS
1. Capacity building programmes organised by the group in 2015-16Fair Trade Principles and its application Training organised by MESH/ A two day work shop about fair trade principles organised by MESH
2. Group 's participation in capacity building programmesBethany Weaving Unit and Jone Priyadharshini Mahila Mandal, BCLA
3. New products introduced in the yearNew Bag Models, Cotton and Leather Combination items
4. Achievements/changes in the group in the yearMost of the orders are despatched on time with better quality.
5. New activities actions in the yearMonthly Meetings with minutes, No disputes, more cooperation
6. Major learnings in the last yearUnity, Importance of orders on time,more skills and mainly Fair Trade Principles and its follow-up
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Fair Trade affiliationsMember of Fair Trade Forum India



ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT 2015: - click here


PRODUCTS

Bethany bags have long been favourites with MESH's customers. Made from brightly coloured bands of handwoven cotton they are strong and practical. You can see a range of them on our website here.

 


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Durga from Bethany Leprosy Colony
 
You can read about Kanakadurga here.