Handloom is a cottage industry involving skilled artisans and their entire family who spin the yarn, color it and weave it into cloth on the loom which is all made of wood. Since the entire process is manual it is the most eco – friendly way of producing clothes such as sarees and dhotis. The hand spun yarn is made by women mostly, using the spinning wheel, charkha.
Following in the footsteps of the Mahatma who started the Swadeshi movement and reintroduced hand spinning and weaving in the name of Khadi, the ashram has set up an infrastructure in order to help and promote local, traditional, beautiful fabric weaving. About ten to fifteen spinning wheels or charkhas and ten weaving looms are provided. People who know the skill of spinning and weaving, both men and women can make use of these instruments and earn a living.