ABOUT US
HANDLOOMS & SMILES
About us
Passion out of desire consumes. Nurtured passion creates and sustains.
Firmly rooted in age old tradition of handlooms and handicrafts, Unnati Silks is an artistic fashion brand with contemporary sensibilities. What started as a dream in 1980 has been shaped into a vision of purpose in four decades. With Made in India at its core, Unnati has been taking authentic Indian weaves across the globe.
Our Philosophy
C R E A T I V E . A U T H E N T I C . S U S T A I N A B L E
At Unnati, we believe that Fashion can be traditional and contemporary at the same time. It can be creative, fun, experimental – All these along with being Sustainable. Working with weavers and artisans across the Sub-Continent, we craft rich Indian Textiles – each having a story of its own.

Deeply rooted in ancient methodology of weaving and amazed by this fascinating world of colors, prints, textures, weaves – we are overwhelmed with millions of possibilities these can create. Our sheer love for handlooms and handicrafts is the most important impetus for our 40 years of cherished journey.
The Founder

For the non-living entity called Unnati Silks, Devender Ladha (Founder & MD) has created a living structure called Team Unnati comprising a devoted and actively contributing family of wife and three children, a body of craftsmen from 21 states of India to give shape to his dreams in fabric, an online support team, and others in various capacities.

Like in the saying “To miss the target can be forgiven, aiming low cannot”, it applies to him too. He does not wait for the opportunity, he creates it. A journey of success interspersed with plenty of hardship it is his acumen and persistent efforts that have seen him through, which he attributes to the blessings of the Divine.

Luckily, for him, all his children have literally taken the weight off his shoulders and mind of running Unnati Silks, to allow him to devote more of his time towards his other passions of delivering discourses and lectures, conducting issue-based programmes etc. on matters of social relevance.

Unnati Silks has been shaped as pictured. It continues to run as a family tradition that believes in the motto of “Business with a Cause”.

Our Impact
To be conscious, to enrich the environment and not pollute it, is a spiritual principle and a social responsibility.
In our own humble way, Unnati works at various levels of social stratum. By supporting livelihoods of more than 200+ weavers and artisans, we work for the upliftment of the handlooms community.

Alongwith this, we work with 1000+ colleges and schools addressing severe lifestyle and mental health issues, reaching out to more than 1 lakh plus students. Because how we treat our children now, determines the type of adult they will become in the future.
OUR CERTIFICATIONS
Eco-Conscious & Rooted
Certifications ensures authenticity. It is to give you assurance that the product purchased by you is true to its craft. Across Unnati, you will find products with Handloom Mark / Silk Mark which is a testament to the purity of the product.
  • Handloom Mark Certificate
  • Silk Mark Certificate
  • Make in India

Handloom Mark : Our Handloom products are accompanied with Handloom Mark,
a Government of India's initiative to provide a collective and authentic identity
to the handloom products in India.

TEAMING UP
  • Honorable Finance Minister, Telangana with Mr.Ladha, MD, Unnati Silks
  • Honorable Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh with Mr.Ladha, MD, Unnati Silks
  • Honorable Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh with Mr.Ladha, MD, Unnati Silks
  • Honorable Governor, Telangana with Mr.Ladha, MD, Unnati Silks
  • Honorable IT & Textiles Minister, Telangana with Mr.Ladha, MD, Unnati Silks

"Mr.Ladha with Srimati. Tamilisai Soundararajan Ma'am
Governor, Government of Telangana"

CONFLUENCE OF ART & TECHNIQUE
OUR WORKSPACE
Our workspace is an amalgamation of colors, paints, textures, weaves, art and science. Staying true to the age old techniques of the craft while understanding the present day sensibilities along with envisioning the future trends, our vibrant pool of weavers, artisans, designers thread a delicate balance.

We work in multiple spheres of Printing, Painting, Weaving and Crafting.
These truly desi weaves have a special feeling and soul that cannot be achieved by mass production. Its mix of sheer hard work and talent.
Printing
Tales of The Block:

Our Hand Block Print Collection is a clothing line featuring artisan made textiles. Our printing units produce designs in limited custom lots with emphasis on creating beautiful patterns. At Unnati, you will find a diverse array of prints, each true to its place of origin
Painting
Tales of The Brush

Art is not just a handcrafted piece of cloth. It is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced. Our artisans are story tellers. Our paints are inspired by beauty; beauty of nature, beauty of culture, beauty of folk tales and beauty of the soul.
Weaving
Tales of The Loom:

Woven with passion and tremendous amount of hard work, India’s handloom journey is a sheer testament to perseverance and love for art. Our thirst with handlooms first started in 1980, and has today grown into a solid community of 200+ weavers and their families spread across the land of India