Industree Foundation was established in 2000.Industree holistically tackles the root causes of poverty by creating an ownership based, organized creative manufacturing ecosystem for women micro entrepreneurs.
It has tripled the incomes of women in non farm occupations by leveraging their artisanal skills and integrating them into the creative industries sector. Industree believes that if poor rural women have access to sustained and consistent demand for the products and services they provide with an enabling ecosystem, they can integrate into the formal economy and lift themselves out of poverty. Industree has reached 30,000 women artisans across India and Africa, with collaborative efforts with organizations like The Future group, IKEA, The Commonwealth Secretariat, Grassroots Business Fund and National Skill Development Corporation.
Industree’s comprehensive approach helps communities assess their traditional skill base, develops products that appeal to modern markets, organizes them into production units and creates consistent demand to create sustainable businesses at the lowest possible costs. Industree integrates and leverages existing government investment in common production centers and schemes for building rural communities enabling it to deliver measurable results.Industree now has a sustainable and scalable model that is ready to be replicated in number across the country, from one 100 member producer collective it now has incubated 3, profitable and growing enterprises and is looking to incubate 30 in the next 5 years.