What We Do
Industree builds sustainable livelihoods in the creative manufacturing sector. Our five core impact areas are:
Increased and Regular Incomes
Industree handholds & facilitates market access for sustained profitability & stable work.
Industree empowers women with skills and leadership opportunities.
Access to Quality Education
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.
Resilience to Life Crises
Producers are brought under a social security net & have access to formal financial services.
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.
Seeing my progress at BGK, my daughter has also joined the company. She started as a Helper in my team. I was able to train my daughter and today she has been promoted to the position of a Tailor. BGK has a very unique culture, we are supported not just by the Directors of our producer company, but at the community level by our SHGs and as well as at a local level by the Foundation. This support has enabled women to take charge of things.
Reena.RSupervisor, Bangalore Greenkraft Producer Company (BGK)
As a woman, the Foundation has provided me with a safe environment to learn and grow! Seeing myself evolve from a tailor to a trainer has given me a lot of confidence in my abilities. Today, I provide financially for my family. My parents now encourage me to work and are assured that I am working in a healthy and safe environment.
KamrunnisaTrainer, Industree Skill Transform Pvt Ltd
I am able to ensure that my children continue to get a good education. I am also able to partially support my 80-year- old mother who lives in Tiruvannamalai.
Roslilina MarkMaster trainer, Bangalore Greenkraft Producer Company
I am grateful that Industree Foundation provides equal opportunities for men, women and the disabled, without discrimination. The SHG savings program has made my family financially independent and freed us from money lenders’ high interest loans. We help each other within our Self Help Group through this initiative.
SatishTeam Leader (Ashraya SHG), Bangalore Green Kraft (BGK)
Donors & Partners
Connection To Sustainable Development Goals
Our 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.
By creating a market for natural fiber products and converting waste material into useful products, Industree’s work is contributing to the twelfth United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Responsible Consumption and Production.