Founded in 2008, Kara works with weavers and tailors across the state of Kerala in India to create handmade home furnishings of the highest quality. They specialize in the traditional material known as thorthu, which uses pure cotton yarns finely woven on a handloom while preserving the cotton's luster, color-holding capacity, absorbency, softness and durability. As a Fair Trade certified organization, Kara works only with certified government weaving and tailoring co-operatives in Kerala who work under subsidies and social security schemes from the government, as well as certified co-operatives and independent local tailors in Kerala, India.