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The Fibrent Craft Women Producer Company TC 16/1051, CS Road, Jagathy, Trivandrum, Kerala - 695014.

We envision a more sustainable climate-resilient world that recognises skills, knowledge, ethics of the villages and grassroots communities.

Fibrent's Story

Who We Are ?

The flood and landslide that shook the state in 2018 Monsoon pushed millions of poor and marginalized into absolute poverty. Post-disaster, the livelihood of Dalits and Adivasis were severely stuck. Options such as daily wage works, marginal farming, and others became unviable for many months. The number of working days and income from farming has been reduced substantially.

By the time circumstances were back to normal, people were already tangled in debts and the situation further went downhill with the onslaught of the Covid-19 Pandemic. To address the miserable situation, Dalit and Adivasi women constituted the producer company, Fibrent.

A New Begining

The idea of 'fibrent' evolved from RIGHTS - a not for profit organization, having immense experience in working with marginalized communities and Disaster Risk Reduction. They played an active role in the post-disaster situation in Kerala and realized the situation and decided to address. RIGHTS selected women from different marginalised communities of the disaster affected areas.

Climate-Smart

Recognising the urgent need in addressing the severity of climate change which in turn is the source for the harsh monsoon sessions we are facing year after year, we were clear that our livelihood options would also be climate-smart. After a serious round of research and deliberations, we recognised that the river basins that created havoc during the flood are a rich source of natural fibres.

An Alternative Thought

Being a caste-based hereditary occupation and that the products were very traditional, once-thriving household traditional bamboo industry were unable to catch up with the changing market perspectives. Also, despite everyone in the household being involved in the process, they were unable to get a proper income from the market. In order to address this reality, a systematic approach was introduced.

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Our Mission.

Multi-level training is being given to the Adivasi - Dalit women on all aspects of making the most modern bamboo products. These well-trained women federate as the producers, and Fibrent incorporated as a Producer Company. And with that came our primary objective- to realize the dreams of every woman involved. To make them economically independent.

1
Refining Bamboo Products

Design, train and expand bamboo products and make it household concept.

2
Sustainability Perspective

Make use of all other natural fibers from sustainability perspective.

3
Climate Resilient Model

Conduct, exhibit and propagate of products and skills of the communities across the world as climate resilient model.

4
Climate Mitigation Model

Planting of natural fibers as a climate mitigation model for flood resistance etc.

5
Empowering Women

Empowering women from the marginalized communities in entrepreneurial skills and propagate its models.

Fibrent Timeline

Surviving Kerala Flood, 2018

Initiated dialogue with Flood affected Dalit- Adivasi communities about using natural fibre based  bussines as livlyhood option

December, 2018

Dialogue Started

Community consultative and dialogue process zero down to Bamboo craft-based business enterprises  

April,2019

First Batch of Trainees

With the help of Eraviperoor Grama Panchayath, started the selection process for the first batch of trainees

July, 2019

Training Started

Training has been conducted in Eraviperror, Thiruvalla of Pathanamthitta District, Muthavazhi and Mithrakari of Alapuzha district, Chinnapparakudy of Idukki district

November 2019-January, 2020

Great Determination

When trained women start making products and are about to hit the market - Covid- 19  national lockdown has been announced. This was a major setback but women's groups are determined that they will continue the process

March, 2020

Skill Enhancement Programme

Started refresher training, technical training, training on building infrastructure for different batches. Pandemic time is effectively used for capacity and skill-building

May, 2020

Establishing Production Units

Established production units at Thottapuzha, Chinnaparakudy and Muthavazhi

June, 2020

Company Started

Federated women's groups into producer company - registration process started

September, 2020

Online-Offline  Sales

Started online-offline  sales

2021

New Group Joined

A new group from Thattekanankudy joined to fibrent

2022

fibrent.in Launched

Fibrent.in launched with new and developed Facilities

18th March, 2022

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