A geographical indication (GI) is a name or sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. If you want to enjoy the qualities, characteristics and the reputation of traditional methods used around the world, try products with geographical indications and be an active stakeholder in world's cultural diversity and sustainability.
Back in India, one of the many friends of TAIC is Maurya - a courageous journalist who has covered news stories around the world for nearly two decades. TAIC admires his patronage of crafts all around the world. In fact, our entire KAPAS collection in 100% pure cotton is inspired by his love for preserving nature and enjoying the great wide outdoors. The Maurya Kapas Stole is named for his favourite chequered scarf wrapped around his neck as he goes about doing his thing. May we all retain our spirit of adventure and love for nature like him!
TAIC duck canvas market bags are reusable and environmentally-friendly. The sales of these bags will help fund our next handcrafted goods project focused on generating employment among an artisan community in remote rural India. Strong, sustainable, artisan communities provide reliable non-farm employment and are key to economic development of rural areas. You get one FREE with each purchase of more than CAD99. Or you can purchase them for CAD20.
The Selvedge is our permanent capsule collection comprising 20 especially commissioned, multi-purpose handmade textile pieces, designed and handwoven in Kachchh, Gujarat, brought out every winter. They are popularly called Kachchh Shawls. The stamp of handwoven is the imperfect selvedge of a textile. These handmade throws are woven and finished by the latest generation of a long lineage of cloth weavers in Kachchh. A 90" x 40" piece of textile takes up to 17 hours to weave and another 2-4 hours to finish, depending on the intricacy of design.
Bhuj was the destination I didn't I was headed to. This phoenix city turned out to be the most awe-inspiring place I have visited yet. It rose from the ashes and went ahead full throttle with the ancient crafts developed by its ancestors. No wonder its a crafts haven for professionals and enthusiasts from all over the world. And now, also the birth place of The All India Co.'s first collection.