• Advertisement & Media
  • Automotive
  • Beauty & Health
  • Business Services
  • Dealers & Distributors
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Fashion
  • Food And Beverage
  • Home Based Business
  • Hotels And Resorts
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
Price Range
  • Rs. 10 K - 50 K
  • Rs. 50 K - 2lac
  • Rs. 2lac - 5lac
  • Rs. 5lac - 10lac
  • Rs. 10lac - 20lac
  • Rs. 20lac - 30lac
  • Rs. 30lac - 50lac
  • Rs. 50lac - 1 Cr.
  • Rs. 1 Cr. - 2 Cr
  • Rs. 2 Cr. - 5 Cr
  • Rs. 5 Cr. Above
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Assam
  • Bihar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Daman & Diu
  • Goa
  • Gujarat
  • Haryana
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Jammu & Kashmir
  • Jharkhand
  • Karnataka
  • Kerala
  • Lakshadweep
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Maharashtra
  • Manipur
  • Meghalaya
  • Mizoram
  • Nagaland
  • New Delhi
  • Orissa
  • Pondicherry
  • Punjab
  • Rajasthan
  • Sikkim
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Tripura
  • Uttaranchal
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • West Bengal
  • Telangana


Category: Clothing
No. of Franchise Outlets: 2
Area Req: 800 sq ft
Investment: Rs. 20lac - Rs. 30lac
Business Details



Ages ago, our sagacious ancestors observed in the Rig Veda and the Upanishads that the universe is a continuous fabric with a grid pattern upon which cycles of life are painted. In the Atharva Veda it is said that day and night spread light and darkness over the earth as weavers throw a shuttle on the loom. That is the tradition of handloom textiles in India, handed down through generations till the present times.


From the Bronze Age, our textiles have kept pace with the development of our civilisation and have often assumed social, religious and ritual connotations, carrying forward narratives of our origins and legends of our ancestors and Gods.


Ours handloom weavers still weave multitudinous stories with each stroke of the shuttle. With every skilful bonding of the warp and weft, God’s own creation still comes alive. It is our solemn duty to protect our civilisational tradition from extinction and help this wonderful art reach today’s connoisseurs.



The Pledge


Bunkaari India pledges to operate with conscience and be fair and ethical in business.


Bunkaari India pledges to deal only in products that have been made by hand.


Bunkaari India pledges to contribute part of it's income towards improving the quality of life of weavers and for rejuvenating, developing and promoting traditional Indian craftsmanship.


Bunkaari India pledges not to support systems of oppression in any manner.

Bunkaari India pledges to live the ageless prayer 'सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः' (May all be happy). 




The Concept


Handloom woven sarees are, unfortunately, a dying art of India, now on the verge of extinction. There are several weaves, known mostly by the place of their origin, that have very few master craftsmen left to either weave the magic of yore or to pass on the skill to future generations as the earnings are not good enough for them to stay aligned to the trade of their forefathers.


This is the tale across the nation, be it Sambalpur in Odisha, known for it’s unique Sambalpuri textiles, found wrapped around a Pharaoh in Egypt 5000 years ago or Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh, weaving textiles patronised by Emperors Akbar and Jahangir, the Patolas from Gujrat, whose colourful and ostentatious weave and figured body merge subtly in colors, just right for a bride or the distinctive Narayanpet saree from Andhra Pradesh, the weaving of which was initiated by Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj while travelling across the Narayanpet region in 1630 AD right upto the now near extinct Chettinad saree from Tamil Nadu, that were known for their dramatic and spontaneous use of colour and pattern with bold checks, stripes and contrasting hues.


We, wanting to save the dying art of Indian hand woven sarees, got together to form Bunkaari India. Padmashree Nabaneeta Dev Sen, the famous Bangla litterateur and poet, named us as such and lent us her home in Kolkata to start our first outlet.


We wish to rejuvenate, develop and promote traditional Indian sarees and textiles through a chain of stores across India as we believe that the unique and varied weaves, if marketed boldly and aesthetically, shall appeal to the connoisseurs of good living and help the weavers regain the centre stage of their glorious past.


Though there are several stores selling handloom and handicraft products, there is none as a chain of stores that focus solely on near extinct or endangered weaves of India, and certainly, there is none that offers the best of our tradition from the remotest villages of our country under one roof, with the objective of revival of dying art forms. Our initial assessment shows that there is enough scope of business as good things always has good takers, if they can be exposed to the uniqueness of the product in a modern retail format.


Hence Bunkaari India.






The Backend


We understand that very little income from sale of exquisite hand woven sarees and textiles actually reach the weavers, resulting in exodus from the traditional trade. This needs to stop and only when partnership replaces exploitation, can we hope to have our supply chains flourishing and expanding to cater to our future needs.


We take it upon ourselves as our social responsibility to prevent this rich National Heritage from a slow and painful death, all in the process of business as usual, only more meaningful and satisfying.


Bunkaari India therefore shares income to provide seed resources to weavers in rural and backward areas. We buy back their entire produce of eco-friendly hand woven textiles and encourage entrepreneurship, particularly amongst the women.


We, through our NGO Bunkaari India Foundation, have embarked on training women, having limited access to alternate livelihood, in elementary business skills for managing home based businesses.


We believe sensibilities of traditional skills matched with available resources and emerging consumer aspirations will create a new India in our villages, spearheaded by empowered women as the binding and decisive force in their family’s economic growth. Bunkaari India’s growth has therefore been interlinked with the prosperity of traditional handloom weaving families across our nation.


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Bunkari-India Investment Details

Commenced Dates
Date Commenced Operations
Date Commenced Frachising / Distribution
Franchise Details
Franchise/Brand Fee
Store Wise
Rs. 20lac - 30lac
2.5 lacs
Expansion Locations
New Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pardesh 
Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pardesh 
Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, West Bengal, Sikkim, Orissa 
Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Goa 
Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand 
Union Territories
Andaman and Nicobar, Pondicherry, Chandigarh, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu 
Franchise Details (Optional)
Want to expand
Exclusive territorial rights to a unit
Performance guarantee to unit franchisee
Anticipated percentage return on investment
Likely pay back period of capital for a unit franchise
1.6 year
Other investment requirements

Bunkari-India Property Details

Type of property required for this franchise opportunity
Floor area requirement
800 sq ft . (1 Sq Meter = 10.76 Sq Ft.)
Preferred location of unit franchised outlet
Preferably the Outlet should be in the vicinity of area where footfall is more

Bunkari-India Training Details

Detailed operating manuals for franchisees
Where is franchisee training provided?
At the Head Office
Is field assistance available for franchisee?
Will someone from Head Office provides assistance to franchisee in opening the franchise?
What IT systems do you presently have that will be included in the franchise?

Bunkari-India Agreement & Term Details

Do you have a standard franchise agreement?
How long is the franchise term for?
3 years
Is the term renewable?
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