Charaka is a women’s multipurpose industrial co-operative society situated at Bhimanakone Village on the Western Ghats of Southern India. It is a small but significant success story. It produces naturally dyed cotton handloom garments in a composite handloom unit in Bhimanakone. Readymade garments produced hear are sold in cities like Bangalore, Mysore, Dharwad and Shimoga at retail outlets under the brand name DESI. These garments are much sought after by the young and the old, men and women.

The most significant aspect about this co-operative is the work it has done in the field of natural dyeing. Unlike other ventures in natural dyeing, Charaka has focused its attention on cost effective production and some of the natural products have become as inexpensive as chemical dyed ones.

Desi has eminent designers, chartered accountants, writers, theater personalities and film makers on its board. Apart from running the trust they help in profiling the products well. in Kannada language Desi means indigenous. DESI is also an acronym for Developing Ecologically Sustainable Industry. i.e our vision statement.

All the production process in Charaka are Handmade and they use only Natural color for their fabrics.


Products of Desi:

  • Men and Women Merchandise
  • Bags and Accessories
  • Home Furnishing


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