Kilmora is a brand promoted by Kumaun Grameen Udyog (KGU), a Section 8 company established in 1996. KGU is mandated to plough back its earnings into rural development activities. Through our range of products, we strive to give quality and a fair deal to both the customer and the rural producer.

Our products include hand woven and hand knitted textiles; apricot skin care products; naturally-grown culinary herbs, cereals and spices; and fruit processed products such as jams and chutneys.

Kilmora’s Artisanal Products

Jams & Chutneys

We make Jams and Chutneys using locally-available fruits such as Apricot, Peach, Plum, Apple, and Kiwi. These artisanal products are carefully prepared using natural processes, slow cooking, and minimal use of ingredients. This ensures that the flavour of the fruit is the dominant flavour.

 

Grains & Spices

We have a range of naturally-grown grains and spices such as Rajma, Chilli Powder, Haldi (turmeric), Madua (Finger Millet), and Gahat (Horse Gram) etc. Before packaging, these are processed locally using traditional practices (such as water mill) wherever possible.

 

Herbs & Herb Mixes

Conditions in the Kumaon region are conducive to growing a variety of kitchen herbs. KGU sources its herbs from farmers who on their farms use only natural inputs. The collected herbs are locally processed (shade-dried to preserve flavour and colour) and packaged for retail or wholesale use.

Cold Pressed Oils & Scrubs

Apricot grows abundantly in this region of the Himalayas. 100% pure and extracted using cold press technology, the oil and scrub are excellent skin-care products. Extracting oil and scrub from the kernels provides an important value addition to what is otherwise a waste product. Processing the raw material further provides income to the local community. Our Cold-pressed oils include Apricot seed oil and Flaxseed Oil. 

Handknitted

Our hand knitted products are made by women from local communities. Our raw materials include hand-spun vegetable dyed pure wool, machine-spun pure wool, acrylic, and cotton. We make a range of products such as sweaters, vests, caps, mufflers, neck warmers, gloves, socks, toys, hot-water bottle covers and tea-cosies.

Handwoven

We use traditional hand-loom techniques with contemporary design sensibilities. Our hand woven range of textiles uses only natural fibers: hand-spun and machine spun wool, silks and linen. Our range includes shawls, stoles, scarves, mufflers, yardage, and tailored garments using fabrics hand-woven at our weaving centre in Buribana in Uttarakhand, India.

KUMAUN GRAMEEN UDYOG
A social enterprise working on livelihoods in the Kumaon region of the Uttarakhand Himalayas in India.
Village and P.O. Kasiyalekh,
District Nainital,
Uttarakhand - 263137,
India

T: +91-7055218971 / 7535977771
E: info@kgu.org.in