News & Events

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news, upcoming workshops and events will be announced.

Date Type Description
October, 2009 Annual report Avani’s annual reports for 2008-2009 have been published on our website. Both Hindi and English versions are available for download here
September, 2009 Videos Avani videos on solar technology, Kumaon handicrafts, and natural dyeing are available for viewing on Youtube.
July, 2009 Award Avani was nominated and was short-listed as a finalist for the World Technology Network Awards.
June, 2009 Award Avani is pleased to announce that for the third year running it has been awarded the UNESCO Seal of Excellence in 2008 for products made by its artisans.
October 9-12, 2008 Exhibition Ethical Fashion Show
Venue – Louvre, Paris
September, 2008 Annual report Avani’s annual reports for 2007-2008 have been published on our website. Both Hindi and English versions are available for download here
February, 2008 Documentary Two short documentary films about Avani have been made by composer, musician and filmmaker Chinmaya Duster. Both movies are freely available on YouTube:
Avani – An Introduction
Avani – Philosophy
June, 2008 Award Avani received a consolation award of £1000 as a finalist in the Ashden Awards for our innovative work in green technologies.
June, 2008 Award Avani is pleased to announce that once again it has been awarded the UNESCO Seal of Excellence in 2007 for two of its products, made by its artisans.
Fibre2Fashion article on Avani’s UNESCO awards.
September 21st and 22nd, 2007 Exhibition Textile Show – An exhibition of
textiles organised by Crafts Council of Tamil Nadu

Venue – Hotel Chola
Sheraton, Cathedral Road, Chennai 86
July 20th to 23rd, 2007 Exhibition Aakruti Vastra – An exhibition of
textiles organised by the Crafts Council of Andhra Pradesh
Venue – Kamma
Sangham Hall, Ameerpet, Hyderabad
Channel 6 Magazine article
July, 2007 Feature Article Avani Case Study by the Craft Revival Trust
June 2007 Award Avani is pleased to announce that
it has been awarded the UNESCO Seal of Excellence in 2006 for four of its
products. The Seal is given for excellence, innovation, eco friendliness and
uniqueness.
Click here to download
the UNESCO announcement.