Sonepur: Now shop your own Odishan symbol of elegance, the Sambalpuri sarees, from Amazon India, with the latest designs and unique patterns. The company has signed an MoU with the weavers of the district thereby guaranteeing market access and source of income for them, besides giving the six yard handwoven wonder a wider reach.
Amazon is also providing training to the weavers on ways to sell their products on the website.
“Products in retail outlets remain unsold as a lot of customers are unable to visit the stores. However, through this online mode, the weavers will be able to sell their products and also get employment,” said weaver Nityanand Meher.
“The weavers will be able to check their products and sell them from the convenience of their homes. This is a very good initiative,” said another weaver.
“Their products which were largely sold within the boundaries of Odisha can now be sold all across India. To take this initiative forward, we have organised a training session to make the weavers understand how they can make themselves available on Amazon and how Amazon will help them,” said Niraj Kumar Mehta, Amazon India representative.