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About Us

What We Do

Established in 2000, Industree Foundation holistically tackles the root causes of poverty by creating an ownership based, organised creative manufacturing ecosystem for micro-entrepreneurs.

Industree Foundation’s comprehensive approach helps communities assess their traditional skill base, organise them into production units, develop products that appeal to modern markets, and create consistent demand to create sustainable businesses at the lowest possible costs. Our approach has tripled the incomes of artisans in non-farm occupations by leveraging their artisanal skills and integrating them into the creative industries sector. Industree Foundation believes that if the poor have access to sustained and consistent demand for their products and services and are provided with an enabling ecosystem, they can integrate into the formal economy and lift themselves out of poverty.

Industree Foundation has reached 30,000 women artisans across India and Africa, through collaborative efforts with organisations like The Future group, IKEA, The Commonwealth Secretariat, Grassroots Business Fund and National Skill Development Corporation.

EVOLUTION OF INDUSTREE

Industree Model

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Industree Timeline

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Vision & Mission

Industree envisions a world in which millions of producers rise out of poverty by building sustainable livelihoods in creative manufacturing.

We believe that when producers have access to an enabling ecosystem they are able to pursue their futures with dignity, and that when women earn they are empowered at home and in their communities.

Industree builds sustainable livelihoods in the creative manufacturing sector to ensure that underemployed women can have high and regular incomes, decent and equitable working conditions, and the ability to cope with life crises.

Proof Of Concept: Greenkraft & Ektha

2 profitable and globally compliant producer enterprises incubated.

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Greenkraft Producer Co. Ltd.

  • Incorporated in 2012
  • Produces home accessories
  • Major customers: Ikea, TJ Maxx
  • Revenue of $600K In FY17
  • 1,700 women in the value chain
  • I-WAY compliant

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Ektha Producer Co. Ltd.

  • Incorporated in 2014
  • Produces apparel products
  • Major customer: Mother Earth, Eco Femme
  • Revenue of $600k in FY17
  • 300 women in the value chain
  • I-WAY compliant

Some Of Our Products

Our Domains

Creative Million

Creative Million

Mission Creative Million is a movement designed to impact one million creative producers in the next 10 years through strategic interventions in the creative manufacturing sector.

Dot Next

Dot Next

DOT NEXT is a series of mobile apps accessible to all producer enterprises, which will build traceable systems to track producers’ payments & access to resources like raw material, capital & design.

Hastti

Hastti

Hastti is a producer-owned e-commerce portal exclusively for traceable handmade products that connects producers directly to customers and retail markets. Hastti is a channel between artisans & customers.

Impact

Average salary increase from previous job

Producers have increased their savings

Increase in producers who have bank accounts

Producers have started saving money in a bank

Board Members

Ms. Arathi Laxman, Board Member

Ms. Arathi Laxman, Board Member

Ex-CEO Social Venture Partners, India

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Mr. Ashoke Chatterjee

Mr. Ashoke Chatterjee

Ex- President, Crafts Council of India

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Ms. Shobha Narayan

Ms. Shobha Narayan

Member, Vasundhara Raje Scindia’s advisory committee on tourism and crafts

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Ms. Neelam Chhiber

Ms. Neelam Chhiber

Founder & Director, Industree Crafts Pvt. Ltd.

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Ms. Gita Ram

Ms. Gita Ram

Chairman, Crafts Council of India

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Mr. N V Ramanna

Mr. N V Ramanna

Ex- Group CEO, BASIX

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Advisory Board

Shankar H

Shankar H

Independent Consultant

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Vrnda Dalal

Vrnda Dalal

Senior Leader- Social Responsibility, Restoration Hardware

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Sehjo Singh

Sehjo Singh

Director of Programmes and Policy, Action Aid India

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Prof. Trilochan Sastry

Prof. Trilochan Sastry

Professor, IIM-B

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Ms. Geetha Narayan

Ms. Geetha Narayan

Founder Director, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

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Mr. Sankar Datta

Mr. Sankar Datta

Professor, Livelihoods Initiative, The Livelihoods School

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Awards & Recognition

Donors & Partners

Artisan Mobilisation Partners

Financial Partners

Funding Partners

Producer Owned Companies

Market Access Partners

Operational Partners