Activities · Events

Upasana participated in Pinkathon 2016-India’s biggest Women’s Run

Tamil Nadu: Tsunamika, the symbol of hope, became the Finisher Medal for Pinkathon 2016 at the India’s biggest Women’s Run in Chennai. Tsunamika dolls are symbol of hope created by the women of Upasana Design Studio. The Tsunamika doll is handmade by women affected by the 2004 Tsunami in India. She not only empowers her… Continue reading Upasana participated in Pinkathon 2016-India’s biggest Women’s Run

Activities · Exhibitions

Baladarshan presented a wide variety of products in Chennai

Tamil Nadu: Baladarshan, was invited by Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in an exhibition at Phoenix Market City in Chennai from 16th to 19th June, 2016. Baladarshan products being well known in France successfully attracted buyers attention in this exhibition. A wide variety of products like jute bags, toys were displayed. Baladarshan, based in Chennai,… Continue reading Baladarshan presented a wide variety of products in Chennai

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Distribution of Flood Relief Contribution to Artisans

A small event was organized by FTF-I and SIPA, for the distribution of funds for the artisans who got affected due to heavy flood in Chennai. Mr Pradeep Krishnappa, Vice-President, Fair Trade Forum-India along with Dr K. Panchakshram distributed funds to the affected artisans and different members on 30th January, 2016 at the SIPA Campus.

Chennai Flood Relief

More than 30 people from various producer groups and artisans attended the event, which included 10 artisans with Mr Chengalvarayan from Pulicat Palmleaf Co op Society, 5 artisans from TAS/Pondicherry with Mr Rajendran, Ms. Gnansundari from WITAWT/Gypsy Beads Centre accompanied by 2 artisans, Mr K. S. Prasad from Baladarshan and team of SIPA.

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Cash support was given to the members who had lost their stocks and samples in the flood to rebuild what they have lost in the heavy flood. Mr K.S. Prasad from Baladarshan was also presented an amount of Rs 40,000 for the affected members in Baladarshan.

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Artisans were grateful and thanked FTF-I and SIPA for this act of humanity, when they need lot of support.

Activities · Exhibitions

Kadam Haat at Hast Karigar Society

Kadam Haat participated in Hast Karigar Society in Chennai Exhibition from 15th to 20th September, 2015. At Lalit Kala Akademi, Greams Raod, Chennai. Hast Karigar Society every year brings together its artisans members in Chennai for its annual exhibition.

In the exhibition cum sale traditional artists, jewelry makers, handloom weavers, craftspeople and hand block printers from all over India participated, expressing their skills weaved in motifs and symbols.

Kadam Haat at Hastshilp

Kadam Haat utilized the opportunity and presented its unique collections of products and attracted a lot of buyers.

Kadam Haat is a member of Fair Trade Forum – India and sells the products made by the village communities and plough the money back in Kadam for infrastructure and other development work regularly around the country.