Kulvi Whims works with local wool from the Kullu Valley, Yak wool from Spiti, Pashmina from Ladakh and imported Merino. We clean the wool, card it, hand spin it and knit, crochet or weave it into finished products. We also develop wool blends with silk and natural dye wool with colours obtained from local flora such as walnut, bekhal, shrambal, pomegranate and locally harvested mordants such as lodh, among others.
Our story began in 2013 when locals Kusum, Nirmala and Vandana met with Nisha, a craft and traditional textile enthusiast from Bangalore. The local women wondered if their traditional skill as weavers, spinners and knitters could be put to good use. After three years of working together, experimenting, learning and growing into a 12 women organisation across the villages of Naggar and Kharjaan, we are confident that our collective talents, creativity and valuable skills have a place in this modern world and excited to discover how to combine contemporary techniques with our traditional capabilties.