Dastkar, a Society for Crafts and Craftspeople
A private not-for-profit NGO established in 1981, working to support traditional Indian craftspeople, many of them women and village based, with the objective of helping craftspeople regain their place in the economic mainstream, in a country where the craft sector is second only to agriculture in providing employment.
Craft Development Institute
Located in Srinagar, an autonomous development institute established in 2004, offering full-fledged professional educational programmes for young people who seek careers/entrepreneurial opportunities in the crafts sector.
Crafts Council of India
Founded in 1964 by Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay as one of her pioneering efforts toward protecting and enhancing India’s heritage in the nation’s transition to modernity. Today, it is a registered not for profit society head-quartered in Chennai working together with a network of nine State Councils.
National Institute of Fashion Technology
Set up in 1986, this is the pioneering institute of fashion education in the country which has also been in the vanguard of providing professional human resource to the textile and apparel industry. Over the years NIFT has also been a knowledge service provider to the Union and State governments in the area of design development and positioning of handlooms and handicrafts.
School of Design, Ambedkar University of Delhi
Visualised as both a practice and research-based school for pursuit of design education, it seeks to create via the medium of design an equitable, just and sustainable society through social action.
Craft Revival Trust
A non-profit trust which is building an information and knowledge infrastructure for and on the folk arts, crafts, textiles and its practitioners in the wider South Asian region. Set up in 1999, their work is based on the principle that the access to knowledge and information forms the core for empowerment and change.
A Hundred Hands
A non-profit trust based in Bangalore whose vision is to create a world that celebrates the pleasure of handmade crafts in our homes and daily lives and help those involved in the creation of handmade art, crafts and homemade foods, earn a fair and sustainable livelihood from their work.