We play the role of Craft Architects, building bridges that connect the crafts sector to newer possibilities.
Craftizen Foundation was founded in 2014 with a vision to preserve and evolve Indian craft skills so that they remain an integral part of our cultural fabric. We focus on craft-based skill development and income enhancement, coupled with strategic interventions and business acumen support to enable sustainable livelihoods for traditional artisans as well as marginalized communities.
Through our programs, we have skilled over 1,200 persons from socio–economically underprivileged and disadvantaged sections of society in a wide and diverse range of craft skills including banjara and aari embroidery, tailoring, fabric painting; a range of upcyled products from discards such as used flowers, newspapers, flex banners, silk threads and fabric waste; hand block and screen printing, kantha stitch, jewellery from bena grass, natural seeds and beads.
Snapshots of our work
- Finishing School for Artisans
- Curriculum custom designed for beneficiaries trained in craft skills
- Modules include business acumen, production planning, sales and marketing, design thinking
- It is a comprehensive, multi – pronged approach to enable, promote and sustain craft based livelihoods.
- Brings together corporate donors, NGOs working in crafts and traditional artisans to collaborate on structured CSR initiatives
- Focus is on enhancing the functional value of crafts.
- Design development to suit customized requirements of clients
- We ensure fair pricing and access to working capital for artisans