Posted by ROOPA PEMMARAJU
Industrialization ushered in an age of capitalist mercantile economy, where hand made products started being replaced by cheaper and more reliable machine produced commodities. While this may have been good for the merchants and businessmen engaged in this industrial practice, handicraft workers saw a miserable end to their trade. But thousands of machine produced clothes with the same flawless design and print cannot be compared with the raw freshness and originality that efforts put in by human hands can bring to handicrafts. Buying hand-made products not only gives a more personal touch to the product you just bought, but also contributes immeasurably to the artisans’ livelihood who put their sweat and blood into making them.
Roopa Pemmaraju has managed to bridge the gap between producers and consumers by giving hundreds of artisans a platform to showcase their talent in weaving and producing clothes. A fashion designer herself hailing from India but based in Australia, Pemmaraju’s vision of incorporating her fashion sense with the traditional art of handloom that perfectly encapsulates the artisan’s work is truly commendable. Her designs are inspired by Indigenous Australian artists, and she employs Indian artisans and weavers to wield their handloom skills and come up with finished products that are at the same time simple yet breathtaking.
While this has provided a boost to the handloom sector which was lying low for a long time in India, it has also helped empower a large section of the women society who had been dependent on others for a regular source of income. They are now not only able to cultivate a strong sense of artistic mastery through their cloth weaving-embroidering skills, but have also become strong and independent capable. This act of empowerment through the efforts made by Pemmaraju is a clean sweep to engage women artisans and at the same time flood the handloom market with products that are a fresh break away from the monotony of machine-produced clothes.
Moreover, the material used for the clothes are all organic and of high-quality that would give your outfit a feel of natural beauty. The designs reflect of a delicate balance between artistic rendition and traditional values, and for this reason alone Pemmaraju’s designs are highly rated and appreciated by fashion critics and consumers alike. Each of her products are handcrafted and carefully stitched and weaved by women weavers from all across India, and thus buying one of her clothes would be more of a personal act of indulging in the artisan’s trade and work. This is what gives her clothes a uniqueness and freshness not found in other designs.
Buy women clothes online from Roopa Pemmaraju’s online store and experience the personal touch given to artisan designs by woman weavers from India, which together brings a beautiful amalgamation of Indian tradition along with handcrafted work. With her designs, delve not only into a unique collection of designs inspired by a rich culture of Indigenous Australian artists, but also be a part of uplifting and rewarding those who weave their way out of poverty and dependence.