Varanasi Weavers was created to help the endangered millennial tradition of weaving in Benares. Famous worldwide for its magnificent quality and beauty, the textiles of Varanasi has been recognized among the royalty and nobles through ancient times to present. These talented weavers received the secret of weaving as a form of art passed from generation to generation. Nowadays however, that thread is endangered by mass production and fake imitations.
This project aims to protect the weaving tradition by giving the artisans new opportunities, with Upasana’s expertise in contemporary fashion, the weaving tradition can still live through modern and beautiful products.