Delhi: FTF-I organized a meeting with Mr Ronald from Women on Wings, to explore the possibilities of working together and establishing a partnership with FTF-I members. FTF-I and Women on Wings principally agreed to each other to organize capacity building workshops for our members. Women on Wings, aims to co-create one million jobs for women in rural India. They provide business consultancy… Continue reading FTF-I exploring new avenues of partnership with Women on Wings
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.
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.
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.
Artisans were grateful and thanked FTF-I and SIPA for this act of humanity, when they need lot of support.
The Ants in collaboration with Kalakriti organized an Exhibition of Tribal Jewellery and naturally dyed Hand woven textiles from Odisha at The Ants store, Bangalore from 18th to 20th December, 2016.
Kalakriti was founded by Mrs. Shobha Toshniwal who was born and brought up in Kolkata but has spent most of her life in a small town called Jeypore in tribal Odisha. Kalakriti helps the local tribal artisans to save their age old art and legacy and gives them a platform to showcase their talents.
The organization focuses on the empowerment of the local people and save their age-old traditions, they also engage in social work by providing healthcare and donations to the underprivileged.
Aagor Dagra Afad participated in an exhibition cum sale in “Paramparik Silk & Handloom Exhibition cum Sale” at Coomarswamy Hall from 24th to 28th August, 2015 in Mumbai. The organization displayed a wide range of products like garments, cushions, table throws, bags, stoles, scarves and desk accessories etc. These are handmade products made by traditional weaving using different colours and patterns.
Aagor Dagra Afad is a women weaver’s organization in Assam that uses rich weaving tradition of the tribal communities like Bodo Tribe in Chirang district. The trust also works on larger issues like health, women’s empowerment, information, livelihoods and sensitizing people to press for their entitlements and alternate income opportunities through weaving, agriculture and off farm activities.