Traditional yet pleasing Shahpur silk sarees had very few takers due to the pandemic and this pandemic has actually taken away the sheen off them. Lakhs of Sarees are produced in Belagavi on Powerloom but with this crisis and lockdown lakhs of sarees are lying unsold in godowns.
In fact, should you happen to ask textile industrialists from China, Turkey, Bangladesh and their neighboring countries about Belagavi, chances are they will know little about the border row and much more about the Shahpur sarees it produces.
The Seva Bharti’s Sevakart.in platform has come as a savior for these weavers.
A timely effort by wellwishers. SevaKart was a simple online platform set up by the good-hearted people of Belagavi. They pooled the lakhs of unsold sarees from COVID19 time and gave a platform for buyers and ₹45,00,000 worth of sarees were sold.
Today sarees weaved by Umesh Kukadollee of Belagavi and Basavaraja Katagiri of Banahatti have made it to the wardrobe oceans apart in USA.
Now Bagalakote, Kalaburagi and many other district weavers joining.
One can buy the sarees online and also the sales organised by it at various places.
If you are planning to buy sarees this Navaratri or Deepawali, consider buying from SevaKart.in. Your ₹500 or ₹1000 purchase might light up a smile this Diwali in the villages of North Karnataka.