Handloom has been a part of the Indian culture for thousands of years. We have all had those days when our grandmothers proudly waved the ‘pallu’ of their designer handloom saree around for every festival. But, this industry is flourishing not only in the field of clothing, but also provides eco-friendly advantages while employing the most heavily found strata of Indian society.
Handloom and Heritage
Sponsored by the Indian Government in 1955, Handloom House now holds a total of 1,00,000 weavers and has stores spread all around India and the world, Hyderabad is lucky to have one! The speciality of the stores is the wedding collection and the varieties of cotton catered across its stores.
Where: Nampally, Hyderabad
Our Review: Good quality production, good collections and a helpful staff
With an ethical approach towards handloom, Daram is a self-established and popular handloom store. While making a range of attires from semi-formal to kids wear, it also provides a platform for people to meet and work towards an eco-friendly future by creating toys, ornaments and organic foods.
Where: Begumpet, Hyderabad
Our Review: The eco-friendly environment is lovely and the quality of the products is commendable
Gadwal Handloom Centre
Established in 1940, Gadwal is a retailer store for handloom creations that runs on the principle of uniqueness in the industry. The state and national level awards with several saree exhibitions have not faltered to justify their vision.
Where: Koti, Hyderabad
Our Review: It is a great store with efficient shipping provision.
A unique touch to hand loomed and traditional sarees, the new boutique is set to go far with the ethnic yet modern fusion of apparel.
Where: Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
Our Review: The fusion of crop tops and traditional wear is stunning. The collection is a healthy experiment of cultures.
Although it is relatively newer in the industry, Kaladhar has not failed to give it’s best to its customers, with a reasonable price range and pattu to designer wear, it is quite well known for its work.
Where: Nallakunta, Hyderabad
Our Review: Long term customers have been well catered to. Wholesale prices are met with.
Unnati Silk Prints Private Limited
The journey that started in 1980 saw this brand become a successful seller of a variety of Indian clothing. Handloom being a speciality, of course.
Where: Kukatpally, Hyderabad.
Our Review: Unique shopping experience online with a collection that does not falter one’s expectations.
Started in 2003, Malkha is the very collaboration of the efforts of spinners, ginners, dyers and weavers. With an ethical choice for spinning clothes together, Malkha has successfully deviated from the general production of textile and made its impact.
Where: Humayun Nagar, Hyderabad.
Our Review: Amazing handloom, with each purchase going directly to the many families that are involved in producing this beautiful fabric.
Staying true to its name, the brand has made sure that all its designs stay traditional, with an exclusive range of prices and sarees, Mandir is the number one stop for all the wedding needs.
Where: Road No.10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
Our Review: Sophisticated yet affordable, customers always go out smiling from the Mandir
Kalamkari Fabrics and Handloom Sarees
The typical clothing store on would find to define a common yet rich taste, the handloom textiles produced here make garbs with the essence of Indian heritage.
Where: Saidabad, Hyderabad
Our Review: Decent collections with polite staffs, the shopping experience overall is great.
Unique blend of most south Indian looks, Anagha does not fail to deliver the best of our cultures.
Where: Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
Our Review: Best place for shopping Andhra styled clothes, varying prices.
Spread throughout India with the concept of very unique collection, Gaurang Shah’s works weave together modern desires and traditional hand loomed textiles. From runways to parties, it never fails to give its best
Where: Road No.1, Jubilee Hills
Our Review: Slightly expensive but a vast variety in collection. No compromises on quality.
Aesthetic crafts combined with comfort, this studio promises the best with the owner being one of the youngest fashion designers to emerge from our city, back in his times. To top everything with a dollop of sweetness, the brand works to empower poor families by equipping them, too.
Where: Lakdikapool, Hyderabad
Our Review: Diverse collection, perfect ambience and everyone is very polite from the staff to the owner.