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
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.
Some Of Our Products
Average salary increase from previous job
Producers have increased their savings
Increase in producers who have bank accounts
Ms. Arathi Laxman, Board Member
Ex-CEO Social Venture Partners, India
Mr. Ashoke Chatterjee
Ex- President, Crafts Council of India
Ms. Shobha Narayan
Author and Documenter of Crafts
Ms. Neelam Chhiber
Founder & Director, Industree Crafts Pvt. Ltd.
Ms. Gita Ram
Chairman, Crafts Council of India
Mr. N V Ramanna
Ex- Group CEO, BASIX
Senior Leader- Social Responsibility, Restoration Hardware
Director of Programmes and Policy, Action Aid India
Prof. Trilochan Sastry
Ms. Geetha Narayan
Founder Director, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Mr. Sankar Datta
Professor, Livelihoods Initiative, The Livelihoods School