If you are exploring hand made cultural crafts from all over Pakistan and want quality, simplicity and ethnicity at the same time, this non-profit online store is perfect for you. Kaarvan is a non-profit organization established in 2004 to cover the cultural aspects of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtun Khua. The aim was to empower women through addressing the problem of “otherness” by engaging in storytelling and dialogue in order to better imagine the reality of “other” people or our rural neighbors.
Their clothing store has got masterpieces, carved from hand. There are Sindhi Ralli patterns designed on fabulous kurtas, Chunri elegance restored in very advanced cuts and Chikan Kaari is taken to another level. Check out their store here.
Apart from this project they have a training school from where 1520 women were trained in market skills. 60 women linked to the market. Established skill development centers in 2 districts, 225 villages with 240 trainers. They have partnered with British Asian Trust and Economic Research in Pakistan. Kaarvan Krafts also have a farming house where Six project-associates provide training in the regions of Okara, Kasur and Nankana. Educating best diary and livestock farming practices to 3,000 female trainees.