The Kanhirode Weavers Co-op P & S Society Ltd, No.L L 44 was registered on 16-09-1952 as Producer co- op society under the Act of VI of 1932 (Madras) and started its function on 5-10-1952. The intention to start the esteemed society was to provide regular employment to the poor workers at a reasonable wages and thereby to improve the economic conditions of the weavers.
Initialy the weavers supplied in and around the villages 'thorth' and 'pudava',
which was the main product of the society and later on bullock cart were used
to carry the goods.The society is engaged for manufacturing of various kinds
of cotton fabrics which is suitable for export market as well as local market.
The 1964-65s was the period, which gave the society a hope to shine in the textile world; the society started producing shirting & lower count lungies, which were sold in different parts of country through agents. During 1973-74 the society started producing crepe fabrics, which attracted orders of merchant exporters. The trendsetters started producing furnishing fabrics suitable for export market and supplied the same to merchant exporters.
The innovative team entered into the international market in the year 1995-96 .The society produces top quality lungies-using 2/100s.2/80s counts. Satin bed sheet, furnishing fabrics and made ups are the other products of the society which gives a charm to all interiors. With the intention to give the market variety of quality products society started producing silk fabrics, with the state-of -the-art Central Silk Technology Research Institute and Serifed. Govt of Kerala had granted financial assistance for the purpose.
We are having workforce of 500 workers and 300 working looms with various width capacity from 48-90 inch. We are having 30 switching machine and 2 dehumidifcation rooms to keep the geniuies of fabrics.
The Society is the first in India to get ISO -9001:2000 certification for its oustanding quality. The contribution of the society in the field of craftsmanship was well appreciated and awared with GOLD MEDAL for the BEST PERFORMANCE by the Ministry of Textiles, Govt of India during 1993-94.