We took our first steps in the early years of the 2000s when some of us – artisans, designers, social workers, and angel investors, got together to co-create the idea of Rangsutra. We built on traditional craft skills of hand embroidery, handloom, and pit loom weaving to create contemporary products, strengthened our capabilities, and made new alliances, all the time staying firmly rooted to the ground while trying to scale new heights.
Like all journeys we have had our highs and lows, but we have survived and thrived, transforming challenges into opportunities, yet sometimes letting go of ideas that did not work.
Our artisans have been the inspiration and the backbone of Rangsutra. With them at the helm, we are excited to grow and scale, reaching out to new craftspeople, new customers, and new geographies.
Rangsutra Foundation was established by Rangsutra Crafts India Limited in 2017 to create and support sustainable livelihoods and improve the living conditions of artisan communities across the country. We do this through incubation of artisan enterprises, skill enhancement trainings, educational opportunities, and the nurturing of entrepreneurial and managerial talent. Currently Rangsutra Foundation works in the states of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Manipur.