About Pulagurtha Handloom society
"Pulugurtha, also known as the humble abode of “ Malkha ”, a new cotton variety. The Malkha sarees are the most favou-
rite for our leaders like Sonia Gandhi, Mamta Banerjee and Pratibha Patil. Many of the weavers in this tiny village in East
Godavari district have converted their looms into Malkha looms and have been depending on Malkha for their livelihood."
"Using the "strength" of Indian textile production traditions from the field to the fabric stage, malkha is capturing the fancy of its producers and wearers as a sustainable handloom textile. Combining the softness of mulmul and sturdiness of khadi , malkha fabric is immensely appreciated for its unique qualities-the swing, the drape, the ability to breathe, to absorb, to hold colour, say people who are involved in its production"