Rameshwari Kaul and Vinayak Sharma representing Cotton Rack at an exhibit on 2nd October, 2019 celebrating Gandhi Jayanti and advocating for Khadi movement.

Our Brand Story - How Cotton Rack Came Into Existence

Watch and listen our story of us entering Indian handicrafts industry and trying to make space for our work and ethics. Credits- VIESTORIES (Youtube)
West Bengal, Monsoons & Fritters (Part 2 of 3)

West Bengal, Monsoons & Fritters (Part 2 of 3)

We had almost planned to handover our designs and leave back for Jaipur when our master weaver asked us to come over to his brother’s place, who had floor hand-looms at his home. And it resulted in a never before experience.
Poster of an Indian Handloom weaver while weaving alonwith a thank you note and a photograph go Actor Om Puri and Dastkar Logo

A Thank You Note to Om Puri Foundation

To cut it down to fewer words, we could've never imagined that the help will come to our weavers
A Rajasthani women clad in bandhini saree sitting on ground and spinning cotton yarn (soot) on a Gandhi Charkha (Indian Spinning Wheel)

Where did the Charkha (Spinning Wheel) come from?

Interestingly, It is a long running debate whether Charkha has its origin in India or middle east. Let's see where it actually came from.
A collage of images of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Map of Faridabad City, a photograph of cast of Bawarchi and an old black and white image of World Craft Council's Tokyo Conference Hall.

What's common between Bawarchi movie, Faridabad and World Crafts Council?

Isn't it amazing that so much was achieved in one life by a woman in the times when there was no concept of equal rights.
Chikoo also known as Sapota a fruit held in hand with a lot of greenery around

Garage Find

Why always share something related to crafts or from our own line of business? Let's move away a bit from that, today, we are sharing a short story written by Vinayak around 2008, a story about a "Garage Find".