GI Certification

A geographical indication (GI) is a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin (Example: a town, region or country). The use of GI may act as a certification that the product possesses certain qualities, is made according to traditional methods or enjoys a certain reputation due to its geographical origin.

Kuthampully Saree is a type of Sari made by weavers from Kuthampully village in Thiruvilwamala Grama Panchayat of Thrissur district of Kerala state of India. The Kuthampully saree is distinguished by its saree borders.

In September 2011, the Kuthampully saree got exclusive Intellectual Property rights through the Geographical Indication Act (GI).