Subsistence of the Indigenous People Endangered by Climatic Change



Falling precipitation and rising temperatures prevent the continuation of traditional agriculture in the usual way. In order to avoid a migration to the cities, new income sources are urgently needed. An alternative is the silk rearing, which has been operating for centuries for self-service. An intensification helps women and future generations to create a new livelihood.

What we do

We support the process of improvement and intensification of silk production, help with product development and offer advice on quality and design questions. We carry out the 2 ½ year project in close cooperation with the Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Meghalaya. The already existing connections to the Government of Meghalaya and to NGOs in Shillong enable us to achieve a successful implementation.


For example, using Flying8 frame looms instead of floor looms can dramatically reduce physical stress and increase the effectiveness of craft work. Flying8 looms are made of wood only and can be assembled with a hammer, saw and nails by everyone.


By education the women to take advantage of the wide variety of possibilities of an 8-shaft loom, training in the use of more dye plants and through courses in tailoring and design, high-quality textiles will be created for the Indian and European market.




Slow Fashion at its finest: Silk clothing is noble, healthy and durable. Textiles from Eri silk are made from cocoons, in which no silkworm died. It is also called Peace Silk. There is nothing better! It is therefore worthwhile to undertake these efforts to make the project a reality!





Herbal dyed scarves and stoles you will find at Seidentraum's..


For knitters and weavers we offer silk yarns from Meghalaya and Assam.


Our bed clothing for babies and children is manufactured in Leipzig.