In August 2017, Sarvamangala, a 28-year-old homemaker from a village in rural Karnataka joined the Kyathumgere tailoring unit set up close to her home by Industree Foundation. She is now part of a producer enterprise that she co-owns, is able to support her son’s education and one day, dreams of building her own house. With Industree’s support, women like Sarvamangala are empowered to find a voice among their communities and move up the value chain. … Read More Sarvamangala’s Story
Siali (Bauhinia vahlii), is a creeper with large leaves that that typically grows around Sal trees, and is commonly found in the forests of Odisha, and parts of Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Jharkhand. On account of its size, texture and durability, siali leaves make for a very good source of raw material for the production… Read More Forest to Feast: The Siali Leaf Value Chain
Want to know what it takes to make a basket from banana fibre? Manisa Mani shows you how. She and her colleagues are the artisans behind IKEA’s #INNEHÅLLSRIK collection.… Read More Mani Weaves Her Magic
Rathnamma used to be a homemaker. Now, she is also a tailor in Mandya, and is pleased by how her life has changed. … Read More When a Homemaker Becomes a Tailor
Pictures from Mervin’s travels in Manipur… … Read More On the road: Manipur diaries
Reena, currently a Supervisor at Greenkraft Producer Company, talks about her career progression.… Read More From Helper to Supervisor… Meet Reena!
Ask Roslilina Mark aka Rosie what she did on her recent trip to Sweden, and she says, “I demonstrated working with banana bark at an event organised by Ikea and ate lots of bread. I was also asked to talk about the issues that I face at home. While I did talk a little, I… Read More 15 years and counting…