LOCATION: Haryana and Rajasthan, India
AREA OF WORK: Providing livelihood opportunities and creating sustainable products
Imagine meeting someone who cannot see but still shows the way. Kirgiti, was one such blind woman artisan who not only inspired the name of this organization but also its mission – “to bring back craft in our lives and happiness to those who have kept it alive all these years”. While being a support system for such artisans, Kirgiti attempts to preserve the Indian culture through their crafts and build a repository of ancient knowledge for future generations to learn from.
Empowering artisans and preserving heritage crafts
Presently, Kirgiti works with four different groups, 60 artisans and four different crafts from all around India. Since its launch, they have added a new craft to their collection every six months. Dabu printed bags from Jodhpur, Ikat weave from Hyderabad and the Himachali weave from Bharmour, to name a few.
Kirgiti doesn’t stop at just this and believes in giving back in more ways than one. They give design and marketing workshops to both established and up-and-coming artisan groups to further and grow their trade and livelihood.
REASONS TO LOVE
Vegan & Cotton
'Making rural artisans self sufficient'
Offering meaningful livelihood opportunities
Supporting sustainable goals
Preserving heritage art forms