What We Do
Industree builds sustainable livelihoods in the creative manufacturing sector. Our six core impact areas are:
Increased and Regular Incomes
Industree handholds & facilitates market access for sustained profitability & stable work.
Women's empowerment at home & at work
Industree empowers women with skills and leadership opportunities.
Increased access to education (next generation)
With an increased salary & financial training, producers invest in their children's education.
Decent and Equitable Working Conditions
Industree ensures compliance with the highest global standards.
Improved resilience to life crises
Producers are brought under a social security net & have access to formal financial services.
Building sustainable value chains using natural fibre and adopting green business practices
Established in 2000, Industree Foundation holistically tackles the root causes of poverty by creating an ownership based, organised creative manufacturing ecosystem for women. Industree Foundation’s comprehensive approach helps communities assess their traditional skill base, organise them into production units, develop products that appeal to contemporary 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.
Donors & Partners
Connection To Sustainable Development Goals
Industree works with bottom of the pyramid communities in order to ensure that they are pulled out of poverty through sustainable interventions that have long term and lasting impact, contributing to the first United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of No Poverty.
Industree’s social entrepreneurship model with an emphasis on creating livelihoods for women contributes towards the fifth United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Gender Equality.
The self-help group and producer-owned distributed manufacturing model generates increased incomes and job stability for artisans and contributes to the eighth United Nations Sustainable Development goal of Decent Work and Economic Growth.
Industree’s emphasis on creating livelihoods for women and provision of financial inclusion training for its producers contributes to the tenth United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Reduced Inequalities.
By creating a market for natural fiber products and converting waste material into useful products, Industree’s work contributes to the eleventh United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Responsible Consumption and Production.
Industree’s work to create sustainable value chains using natural materials such as natural fiber and bamboo, and using green business principles and practices, including circular economy and solar energy, contribute to the thirteenth United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Climate Action.