Providing advanced machinery & fostering Market Readiness… an endeavor of SETU/ Kallista to uplift the Silver Jewelry artisans..

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Since ages, different forms of craft work have been practiced in India and widely appreciated across borders. This is true for Indian silver jewelry & artifacts as well.. Indian men and women have an unmatched inclination towards gold and silver jewelry. Gold & silver are also passed on from generation to generation as heirloom collection! However, with the changing times, people indulged in jewelry making as their ancestral businesses are now shifting to new job avenues in search for better monetary gains. Here, we are talking about … [Read more...]

Providing quality healthcare services to the artisans ..Health is their most precious asset!

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Health and Eye checkup Camp & distribution of spectacles for the wood carving artisans.. Date: 24th September, 2017 SETU strives towards making healthcare accessible to the artisans and in this effort, regularly conducts health camps for the under-privileged artisan groups associated with us. In the series, a full-day health and eye checkup camp was organized for the wood carving artisans on 24th September 2017, in a small town near Bijnor, UP. The region is inhabited by predominantly artisans and their families engaged in wood … [Read more...]

Installing Dust control systems for the jewellery making artisans… Ensuring artisan health & safety..

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At SETU, we believe in ensuring a safe, healthy and eco-friendly working environment for our partner artisans. This is very essential as the quality of environment in which the artisans work, directly & indirectly impacts their health. The craft work sometimes create dust and smoke that may have an adverse affect on the health of the artisans. Similar scenario was observed when SETU team visited our bone jewellery making artisan group near Moradabad. These artisans make jewellery & other decoratives from bones & horn procured … [Read more...]

Free Eye Check-up Camp and distribution of eye-glasses for the jewellery making artisans..

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SETU organised a three day long, free eye check up camp for the jewellery making artisans. Based at New Delhi, the artisan community is specially deft in fine carving skills in bone & metal. Jewellery making is the main source of livelihood for them. They have been associated with SETU for the past many years. Jewellery making is a craft which requires attention to minute details and thus good eyesight. Eyes need to stay focussed during the work and in case of any ailments, it becomes difficult for the artisans to cope-up. Regular eye … [Read more...]

Providing modern furnaces to the copper bell artisans of Bhuj, Kutchh… ensuring artisan health and safety..

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Bell making is a traditional craft of the Muslim Luhar community residing in the Kutchh region of India. The art form is the sole source of income for the majority of the local population here. The work is carried out by the entire family involving women artisans also. In order to make these artisans self sustainable and to provide them a market platform , SETU has partnered with the local NGO Khamir. Copper bell making is a complex process involving many steps like sheet cutting, sheet moulding, bridging and lapping. The bells are heated … [Read more...]

Free Health and Eye Check-up Camp for Wood Carving Artisans

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Place: Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh Date: July 24th, 2013 For any artisan, the physical well being is of utmost importance. Their work involves a lot of physical labor and is largely dependent on their state of health, specially the accuracy of their vision! Ironically, due to lack of awareness and struggling financial condition, most artisans keep their health at almost the last priority. For SETU, ensuring health measures for our partner artisans is one of our topmost priorities. In that fray, on the request of our wood craft artisans, SETU … [Read more...]

Free Health Check-up Camp for Crotchet Lace Artisans

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Venue: Seetharamapuram, Andhra Pradesh (April 30th, 2013) SETU strives to achieve social, economic and environment sustainability for our partner artisans. Ensuring sound health of artisans is very important for their general well being. Due to lack of awareness, education and many times funds, most artisans are forced to neglect their health and keep health issues at the last priority. It was found that availability of doctors and health facilities were lacking in Seetharamapuram, a small village where our crotchet lace making women … [Read more...]

Ensuring Healthy Work Place For Jewelry Making Artisans

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SETU works with many jewelry making artisans, working with sustainable materials like metals, wood, glass, natural seeds, bone, tree resins etc. A large no. of items go through electroplating process. Electroplating is quick and easy process for imparting illuminating fine finish to jewelry. This process can however release acid fumes and may be harmful to artisans if not taken care of. During prior visits to the artisan community, SETU along with the artisans discussed and analyzed any health concerns. After several meetings together and … [Read more...]

Free Health Camp for Artisans at Gwalior

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Venue: Srinagar Basti, Thatipur, Gwalior, M.P. (May 13, 2012) SETU organised a free health camp on 13th May 2012 for the families of artisans and craftsmen in Srinagar Basti, Thatipur, Gwalior. Skilled artisans at Gwalior make a wide range of beautiful stone carving products, carpets and Textiles. These handcrafted pieces provide them self-sustainability. SETU follows Fair Trade principles and endeavours to provide health, hygiene and sustainability to artisans. The makers of engaging craft often overlook their health and hygiene … [Read more...]

Generating awareness on sanitation and hygiene

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Venue: Gwalior, M.P. (20 May 2011) Poor sanitation is the root cause of many diseases like typhoid and cholera which can sometimes prove to be fatal. But not many people are aware of this and consequently suffer from a range of health ailments which can be easily prevented by taking a few precautionary hygiene measures. Thus, with a view to create awareness on the importance and need of sanitation and hygiene, a workshop was organized at an urban slum at Gwalior. … [Read more...]

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