Celebrating World Environment Day.. Supporting Green Processes by underprivileged artisan groups..

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SETU is committed to support ecofriendly products and processes. For this, we support & encourage artisan groups to manufacture products using recyclable & sustainable raw materials and thus contribute towards reducing our carbon footprints. One such group is a women's Self Help Group based near Bharatpur, Rajasthan. SETU has trained these women to create beautiful bags, multipurpose doormats, rugs and baskets from used textiles & saree fabrics, jute and worn out cloth rags. We provide a marketing platform to the group for … [Read more...]

Installation of saw-dust control systems for wood carving artisans… Another initiative towards ensuring artisan health & safety…

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SETU is committed to improve the working conditions and processes of our partner artisans. Ensuring artisan health & safety is one of our primary objectives. And for this, we schedule regular team visits to our associated groups. Last year, in the month of December-18, SETU team (including our CEO Rashmi Dhariwal) visited one of our partner artisan groups engaged in making a varied range of wooden products. We discussed the workplace conditions and any issues of concern faced by the group. It was found that they were in urgent need of … [Read more...]

Infrastructural support to the wood carving artisans..

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As part of the artisan development program, SETU team visited our wood carving partner artisan group based near Bijnor, (U.P.) in the month of December 2018. The group is associated with us since many years and is engaged in making hand carved wooden products. Earlier, we had conducted skill upgradation workshop for the young artisans of the group, thus helping them becoming self-employed so that they can support their families. Upon visiting, SETU team interacted with the artisans working with the group. Upon interaction, it came to light … [Read more...]

Providing Infrastructural support to the wood carving artisans..

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With an objective to support the underprivileged artisan groups by providing them with required infrastructure & reduce artisan drudgery, SETU team had visited its wood carving artisan group based inU.P. in April 2018. Upon interacting with artisans & assessing the work place, it was found that artisans lacked the basic infrastructure like work shed, machinery & tools & even a storage place to safekeep the finished products. They had to work in open, without adequate tools & their finished goods were prone to damage by … [Read more...]

Providing machinery support to the jewelry making artisans, thus increasing their productivity & quality..

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The craftsmanship of Indian artisans in making beautiful pieces of jewelry is acknowledged worldwide. Also, because Indian men and women are so fond of adorning themselves with ornaments which makes the art of jewelry designing and producing, our forte. The artisans engaged in the production of silver jewelry belong majorly to west Bengal. With the changing scenario in modern times, these people are forced to migrate to other urban cities in search of more lucrative & sustainable jobs. Many such migrated artisans can be found in cities like … [Read more...]

Tailoring centre for underprivileged women artisans.. Another step towards promoting self-sustainability …

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With the objective of providing self-employment opportunities to the underprivileged women artisans, a training centre was started at the Sanjay Nagar slum area of Jaipur, about 4 months back. A lot of women here have already learnt various skills & are able to produce bags, buntings and a range of other home decor items. Looking at the interest of many women & to add more skill sets, a tailoring set-up was also extended at the Training Centre. The objective was to train those who are new to this work but want to learn the basics of … [Read more...]

Providing Infrastructural aid to Jewellery making Artisan Group….

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SETU works with a number of artisan groups based in diverse parts of the country. Many of the artisans working in these groups come from lower income strata of the society and need help and support in a range of issues related to their work and family. One such artisan group, based in Wazirabad, is working with us for the last five years. The female artisans are skilled in doing beautiful embroidery work, creating ornaments, jewelry, painting, sewing etc. However, the male artisans do the heavy duty work with metals and metallic surfaces. The … [Read more...]

Infrastructural Aid to Blue Pottery Artisans… Reducing artisan drudgery , improving work & process efficiencies

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One of the major objective of SETU's work spectrum is to help artisans improve their working conditions & work processes. The main motive is also to reduce human drudgery, & improve process efficiencies. There is also a need to optimize raw material & fuel consumptions & improve quality. These parameters are important to achieve all 3 aspects of sustainability, viz economic, environmental & human/social. SETU has been working with blue pottery artisans, based near Jaipur (Rajasthan) since past three years. SETU is always … [Read more...]

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...]

Celebrating World Earth Day at SETU..

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Earth Day is observed every year on April 22nd worldwide. Various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. At SETU, we celebrated the day in association with one of our partner artisan groups engaged in hand printing & dyeing work. The group is working with SETU for the past many years and is based at Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The artisans make beautiful designs in block print & shibori on cotton & silk … [Read more...]

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