Punarnawa Crafts is a kaleidoscope of Crafts, Culture & Creativity. Punarnawa in Sanskrit (an ancient language of India) means - that which is restored or renewed. Punarnawa is headquartered in Rourkela, Odisha.
To create success stories in families by providing them with a new lease of life is the power mantra behind the label, Punarnawa. The USP of the brand lies In reviving the age-old handloom techniques while simultaneously working towards social, economic empowerment of our communities. We believe think global act local, #vocalforlocal.
Punarnawa operates to the highest ethical and sustainable standards, and we continue to prioritize people and environment over profits. We continue to reinvest our earnings into providing resources, training and development of our artisans. As a result, we do not offer any sales or discounts. We create eco friendly clothing with responsible materials and sustainable practices throughout the entire process.
We envision an inclusive community where the historically marginalized population is completely self-reliant and enjoys an improved quality of life. Our vision is to enable, empower the underserved and socially disadvantaged groups by providing them training and transforming them into skilled artisans.
True to its name, Punarnawa aims to restore, revitalize some of India’s most treasured handlooms and handicrafts. Our goal is to provide highest quality products while balancing the ethical working conditions, fair wages, and social equality.
Our key values are self reliance, inclusivity and social responsibility. We see ourselves as a responsible and an ethical organization with emphasis on fair wages, sustainable practices, preservation & promotion of Indian heritage, culture, equality & diversity.
Punarnawa is an all women led enterprise with Subrata Pandey as its Founder & Managing Director. Saroj Pandey is the Executive Director. Its powerful & inspiring women lead all the key management, creative and operation segments.
Ikat museum is a Punarnawa Initiative born out of a strong passion and dedication to conserving, preserving and documenting India’s oldest textile and handicraft practices. Khadi revival in Ikat of Western Odisha is an initiative that we have been tirelessly working to sustain and revive age old techniques that have been forgotten and not in commercial practise anymore.
Punarnawa envisions the museum as a welcoming space for everyone around the world to experience and learn about ancient textiles, arts and crafts. It'll also serve as our sustainability and creative hub to promote innovation, design and skill development.