In the region of Surendranagar there are several groups of Weaver communities which Manthan and Kasturi has been associated with. Since the cotton cultivation and ginning industry is the main source of income in Surendranagar district, textiles has grown as a business in the district. In the villages of Saurastra, there are several weaver communities who have been involved in weaving activities like Patota weaving, shawl weaving etc. They have been involved in making durries from waste sarees andsalvages. Mainly these durries were used in home for personal use. But since few years, durries has evolved as a good source of income for the craftspeople.
Upcycling is a process in which left over materials is collected from the factories and used to make beautiful hand made products . Upcylced Durries help in creating employment for the entire family. Thus helping the women to be economically empowered. These products are eco friendly and thus help in reducing the burden on the environment.