Vriksh’s early years in Odisha with one of the world’s oldest and greatest traditions of weaving have left a huge impact on our work. We tried to stay away from just handing over sheets of papers to weavers to get the jobs done, instead we built an egalitarian partnership with them in the design process. The weavers have been our guides, teaching us the science of handloom, its techniques, the cultural significance of the motifs and colours. The weavers’ experiences, knowledge and wisdom on the beautiful tradition of weaving have been the underlying strength of each Vriksh collection.
We work with handloom weavers who are masters of their art offering new innovations to the traditional designs while retaining the cultural significance associated with this living tradition. Over the years, our weavers have won several state and national level awards for innovation in the handloom sector. Since 2012 onwards, on many Vriksh sarees, our weavers have bagged several Odisha State Handloom Awards for Best Design and Weave and were also the recipients of the Government of India's prestigious National Awards for Excellence in Handloom weaving.