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KULLVI WHIMS

Meet the weavers of the mountains

Our artisan partner, Kullvi Whims is an all-female lead collective in the remote Himalayan mountain village of Naggar, India. The independent group celebrates the traditional crafts of spinning, weaving, and knitting that are passed on from generation to generation.

Founded in 2012 by Nisha Subramaniam and Brighu Acharya, the collective stands for the beauty inherent in slow craft processes which match the seasonal rhythms of the mountainlife of the artisans.

The Story

“We love working with our ancestral craft of knitting. But as women of the mountains, we feel working on our land is such an integral part of our being. It’s in this work of weaving/ knitting we feel the interconnectedness of our work tied to the land. Working with our indigenous wool is rooted in the reciprocity of nature - the shepherd that walks the land and sheep that feed off the mountains then give the gifts of reciprocity - wool. Which we then weave them into beautiful pieces”.

⁓ Lata ji from Kullvi Whims


Women in every country and on every land had their own unique connection to craft that later turned into a global fashion industry. Our artisan partner, Kullvi Whims is an all-female lead collective in the remote Himalayan mountain village of Naggar, India. This Himalayan region is rich in goddess culture harmoniously woven into everyday life. Women here since ancient times have been living in harmony with the cyclical rhythm of nature, singing songs of fertility, life and creation in the goddess temple. This is believed to be built by the Goddess herself who turned into a spider and weaved a temple that is shaped like a web. This philosophy of life is beautifully translated into their craft of spinning, weaving, and knitting, passed down from generation to generation. The women work together with local shepherds and their community to revive the use of indigenous wool and natural dyes in harmony with the forest.

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