Gadag is one of the clusters formed by Industree Foundation. Gadag is well known for Handloom Weaving in India. When Industree intervened it found there was huge number of artisans working in their homes. Since they were working independently they could not invest resources for getting raw material on their own. They used to depend on middleman for supply of raw material and wages. This led to their over dependency and economic exploitation.
After clustering, they have now been tied up with co-operative society for getting raw material and they can supply directly to consumers at better rates. They have been linked up with Charaka and Mother Earth Brand to supply handloom fabric.
Clustering has resulted in increase in wages by 20% (for weavers) and 50% (for reel winders) at unit.