Kerala has woven in to its history the tradition and heritage of the handloom. Kerala’s handloom industry which thrives on traditional looms and modern power looms shares the glorious past and the potential of the merchandise resources of the handloom. The grace of the handloom with its shades of the ethnic is not limited to textiles and garments alone. It looms large in home furnishing and related areas as well. Kerala State Handloom Weavers Cooperative Society (HANTEX) and Kerala State Handloom Development Corporation Ltd (HANVEEV) offers services to weavers while The Directorate of Handlooms and Textiles, a separate body, provides financial and welfare schemes to the weavers.