Industree works on the regenerative economic transformation of India’s most vulnerable women by unleashing their abilities to build and scale self-owned collective enterprises and leverage economies of scale. Focusing on sustainable natural fiber and regenerative agricultural value chains, such as banana, bamboo, and non-timber forest produce, Industree upskills women to adopt green business practices and connects them with markets for natural and biodegradable products. Industree has established 35 for-profit women’s collectives and four producer companies, which supply homewares and apparel meeting sustainable procurement standards to major global retailers. Industree’s ecosystem supports entrepreneurs with upskilling, capital, digital tools, and more.
Industree has already impacted 500,000 lives and ensured cumulative market access of over 58 M USD, with a clear focus on Equity, Gender, and Climate. Its work ensures that women in communities have access to work close to their homes, becoming part of mainstream value chains with customers such as IKEA, H&M Home, Fabindia, and the Future Group, in climate-positive value chains.
This gives them greater control over their economic security and significantly improves social gains such as a stronger voice in their families and communities, access to social security, better health care, improved nutritional and educational outcomes for their children, and resilience to crises. Their ownership of net positive, creative production value chains gives them added confidence as societal agents of change.
EVOLUTION OF INDUSTREE
Vision & Mission
Industree believes that when vulnerable women have access to an enabling ecosystem to build sustainable livelihoods focused on ownership in climate-positive value chains, they can pursue their futures with dignity, empowered at home and in the community.
To scale this ecosystem to reach three million women by 2030. Industree is committed to raising and channeling 300 million USD of Innovative Finance to nurture this ecosystem through civil society, government, and business partnerships, keeping Equity, Climate, and Gender at the core of its activities.
Proof Of Concept: Greenkraft & Ektha
2 profitable and globally compliant producer enterprises incubated.
Some Of Our Products
Ms. Neelam Chhiber
Founder & Director, Industree Crafts Pvt. Ltd.
Ms. Gita Ram
Chairman, Crafts Council of India
Ms. Shobha Narayan
Author and Documenter of Crafts
Mr. Ashoke Chatterjee
Ex- President, Crafts Council of India
Mr. Sanjay Kalra
Entrepreneur at Large,Technology & Society, Ex-CEO Of Tech Mahindra Ltd.
Ms. Sandhya Vasudevan
Independent Director and Former MD with Deutsche Bank & Thomson Reuters
Mr. L. Ravichandran
Ex-President & Chief Operating Officer, Tech Mahindra Ltd. Ex-Board Member Mahindra Group Executive Board
Co-Founder and President KL Felicitas Foundation, Co-Founder and Chair, Toniic Institute
Mr. Shankar H
Ms. Geetha Narayan
Founder Director, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Dr. Charly Kleissner
Impact Investor, Co-Founder, Toniic Institute, Co-Founder, KL Felicitas Foundation and Social-Impact International