We are extremely thankful to all artisan and community champions volunteers, on-ground partners, funders, and supporters who’ve stepped up and collaborated to stand firmly with our communities ensuring health, safety, and livelihoods support.

Creative Dignity is a movement that has brought together diverse creative producers, practitioners, and professionals to energize the ecosystem that Indian artisans need in this time of COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 impact. Our focus is to provide relief, and rejuvenation to the artisans in a bid to ensure their sustained prosperity.

Our vision is to enable artisans to become equal and active participants in building a thriving ecosystem of the future that brings well-being for the planet and people.

VISION

A world where artisans have agency to thrive with dignity.

MISSION

Enabling knowledge, tools and networks for artisans to be equal stakeholders in creating regenerative economies.

OUTREACH AND NETWORK

INR 1.43+ Cr 

was raised in 2020 and 2021 collectively

12400+

Covid relief kits were distributed in 2020 & 2021

350+ 

digital catalogs got made and shared on the CD website

130+ 

artisans got on-boarded onto various marketing platforms for online sales

Rs.5 Cr 

worth of stocks got liquidated through the platforms, exhibitions and whatsapp sales.

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online marketplaces collaborated with CD to open out marketing opportunities for artisans

350+ 

student interns

400+ 

professionals from the ecosystem

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    #LOVETHELOOM everyday with @lekopebyayang's dauly essentials and contemporary weaves

    Posted @withregram • @lekopebyayang We are a little late for a post, but everyday is handloom day for us. We celebrate women weavers of Majuli island each day, everyday.

    The best and simple way one can support handloom is by simply buying a piece 🌷🌼 we believe this can't be a charity, and the design should speak for itself. We contemporarise the colors and products for more people to love and own handlooms. 🌸🌷🥰

    #handloomday #handloomweavers #weaversofnortheast #assamweavers #majuli #majuliisland #assam #handloom #supportweavers
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    Reposted from @deepali.kholkar Always happy wearing handloom..

    I #LOVETHELOOM because our handloom weaves are breathtakingly beautiful..for the rich yet simple texture and elegant look of handwoven fabric that no other textile can match..for its sustainability..and most of all, for the skill and dexterity of our weavers who create these beautiful works of art with their hands, their imagination, and the most minimal of tools and resources.

    On Handloom Day, my respects and salute to their unsung talents. Let us do our bit to ensure they at least get a decent livelihood..and the recognition they richly deserve..Let us pledge to choose handloom.

    @aiacanewdelhi
    @creativedignity
    #aiacasupport
    #iamhandloomingit
    #handloomlove
    #myhandloommypride
    #dilsehandloom
    #handsbehindtheloom
    #artisanmade
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    #LOVETHELOOM

    Posted @withregram • @hkvbenaras Our design interns in conversation with our master weavers from the HKV Karkhana.

    As we celebrate our 8th National Handloom Day today, we want you to pledge to yourselves to always remember the craftsmen whenever you cherish the craft!

    #LOVETHELOOM Campaign by
    @aiacanewdelhi
    @creativedignity
    #hkvbenaras #handloombanaras #handwoveninindia #handloomlove #handloomsaree #nationalhandloomday #govindia #textileministryofindia #loveforloom #vocal4local #vocal4handloom
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    Posted @withregram • @aiacanewdelhi Majid #LOVETHELOOM
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    To buy Craftmark certified pashmina handloom product
    Reach out : @majids_
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    Craftmark is the only national certification programme initiated by AIACA to authenticate genuine Indian craft processes
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    What is #LOVETHELOOM?
    #LOVETHELOOM is a campaign initiated by AIACA to support Handloom workers of our nation. This coming National Handloom day, let us all come together to support our handloom workers of India and pledge to buy handloom products
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    @texminindia
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    #LOVETHELOOM #AIACAns #aiacasupports #creativedignity #Iamhandloomingit #dilsehandloom #hargharhandloom #artisanmade #artisansofindia #handloomofindia
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    #LOVETHELOOM with @whoaamir_khan and @dastkar.delhi

    Reposted from @whoaamir_khan Happy Handloom Day🍃

    Handloom is an essential source of livelihood in rural and semi-rural parts of our country. It is a sector that directly addresses women’s empowerment with over 70% of all weavers and allied workers being female.
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    On this handloom day, we honour our handloom weaving community and highlight the sector's contribution to the country's socioeconomic development.
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    It inspires us to protect our handloom heritage and empower the handloom weavers and workers.
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    What is your story? Please share your inspirational moments with us and encourage others.
    #lovetheloom #creativedignity
    #handloom #day #handloomday #vocalforlocal #freindshipday #weavers #naturebazaar #dastkar
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    #LOVETHELOOM

    Reposted from @cooploom

    Shri. Paravur Gopalakrishnan, 74 years of age Weaver for over 50 years.

    Shri Gopalakrishnan has been a weaver for longer than most of us have been alive, he is also a poet and loves to sing his poems to those who will indulge him. He is eager to see more young people come into weaving and recounts the life of being a weaver, as one dotted with both hard times and good ones.

    ശ്രീ ഗോപാലകൃഷ്ണൻ 50 വർഷത്തോളം കാലമായി സഹകരണ സംഘത്തിൽ നെയ്യുകയാണ്. അദ്ദേഹം ഒരു കവി കൂടിയാണ്, സംഘത്തിൽ വരുമ്പോൾ, അവിടെയിരുന്നു തന്റെ കവിതകൾ പാടാൻ ഇഷ്ടമാണ്. കൂടുതൽ ചെറുപ്പക്കാർ നെയ്ത്ത് രംഗത്തേക്ക് വരുന്നത് കാണാൻ അദ്ദേഹം ആകാംക്ഷയോടെ കാത്തിരിക്കുന്നു, ഒപ്പം നെയ്ത്തുകാരൻ എന്ന നിലയിലുള്ള ജീവിതത്തെക്കുറിച്ച് , കഷ്ടകാലങ്ങളും നല്ല സമയങ്ങളും എല്ലാം നമ്മളോട് പങ്കു വെച്ച്.

    #nationalhandloomday #NABARD #cooploom #agronature
    #dilseHandloom #IamHandloomingit #myhandloommypride #IndianHandlooms #creativedignity #aiacasupports #AIACAns #handsbehindhandloom #handloomlove
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    #LOVETHELOOM

    Reposted from @pdotbyparikshit Sharing a piece of clothing that is very close to me, my grandmother's zari sare, when I found it I was stunned by its beauty.

    What do you think?

    BUY HANDLOOM

    #handloomday #handloom #handloomlove #handloomday2022 #handforhandmade #creativedignity #supporthandloom #reelsinsta
    #dilseHandloom #IamHandloomingit #myhandloommypride #IndianHandlooms #aiacasupports #AIACAns #handsbehindhandloom
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    What a way to celebrate #nationalhandloomday2022

    Follow journey of the warmest weaves from the montains at @Kullvi_whims

    Reposted from @kullvi_whims After a lot of struggle seems fitting that we are setting up our first fly shuttle loom on National Handloom Day. A proud and happy moment for all of us here at Kullvi Whims. A big shout out to our artisans and all those behind the scenes who support them and us!
    #lovetheloom @creativedignity @aiacanewdelhi

    #dilseHandloom #IamHandloomingit #myhandloommypride #IndianHandlooms #creativedignity #aiacasupports #AIACAns #handsbehindhandloom
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    Reposted from @aiacanewdelhi Dayalal ji #LOVETHELOOM
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    We just love the way Dayalal ji explained his loom and it's importance!
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    To buy Craftmark certified Bhujodi handloom products
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    Craftmark is the only national certification programme initiated by AIACA to authenticate genuine Indian craft processes.
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    What is #LOVETHELOOM ?
    #LOVETHELOOM is a campaign initiated by AIACA to support Handloom workers of our nation. This coming National Handloom day, let us all come together to support our handloom workers of India and pledge to buy handloom products

    @texminindia
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    #LOVETHELOOM #AIACAns #aiacasupports #creativedignity #Iamhandloomingit #dilsehandloom #hargharhandloom #artisanmade #artisansofindia #handloomofindia
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    #LOVETHELOOM

    Reposted from @yuti.handlooms 🍃 Handloom has been deeply ingrained into Indian Culture. 🍃

    🍂On this National Handloom Day, let us honour the efforts of the magical weavers who work their wonders on fabric.

    🌟 From @yuti.handlooms , wishing everyone a very happy National Handloom Day.

    Let's join hands to make handlooms mainstream again.
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    #artistsoninstagram #handloomlover #handloomsarees #ethicalfashionindia #sustainablefashion #supportlocal #vocalforlocal #saree #handloom #sareelove #supportsmallbusiness #handspun #indianhandlooms #handwovensarees #ilovehandloom #traditional #handloomsofindia #loveforhandlooms #yuticonnection #storyofyutis
    #dilseHandloom #IamHandloomingit #myhandloommypride #IndianHandlooms #creativedignity #aiacasupports #AIACAns #handsbehindhandloom
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    #LOVETHELOOM

    Reposted from @chenetha_ikats Celebrating Textile Traditions of India ✨!!
    07-08-2022
    We are honored to celebrate our Handloom Weaving community for such contribution in the socio-economic development of our Country...
    We pledge to support our Handloom weavers & artisans by buying & wearing Handloom products ...
    @creativedignity
    @aiacanewdelhi
    #MyHandloomMyPride BuyhandloomwearHandloom

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    #lovefortheloom #buydirectlyfromartisans #indiantextile #handforhandmade #textilesofindia #handcrafted

    #dilseHandloom #IamHandloomingit #myhandloommypride #IndianHandlooms #creativedignity #aiacasupports #AIACAns #handsbehindhandloom
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    Reposted from @roukabysreejithjeevan Happy Handloom Day. It is a day for reality check says @sreejithjeevan
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    Why should handlooms be a story of sorrow? Instead it should be a story of innovation and creativity. Create relevance for the product instead of creating sob stories about them. Buy them instead of saving them.
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    #LOVETHELOOM for @aiacanewdelhi and @creativedignity
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    Let this handloom day be a wake up call- asking each one of us to shake up and move and create relevance- to products and their place in our lives.
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    #handloomday #kerala #kasavusaree #care4chendamangalam #handloomsaree #weaving #textile #design #revival

    #dilseHandloom #IamHandloomingit #myhandloommypride #IndianHandlooms #creativedignity #aiacasupports #AIACAns #handsbehindhandloom
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    Reposted from @aakankshaaroraa दो पेहर⏳🌷

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    Wearing this gorgeous handwoven Bhujodi stole from @meeras_melange 🌸
    Here’s a chance to win one for yourself 😌Check my last post to know how😙

    #explore #trendingreels #giveawayindia #lovetheloom #handwoven #handloomday #handloom #delhi
    #dilsehandloom #IamHandloomingit #creativedignity #AIACAns #nationalhandloomday2022 #myhandloommypride
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    Let's follow the journey of legacy of the loom and innovations of youth at @srinath_fabrics

    Reposted from @srinath_fabrics HAPPY NATIONAL HANDLOOM Day
    # Everyday is handloom day
    Warm wishes on the occasion of national handloom day to all , this day will always remind us of the hard work and creativity the world of handloom brings to us
    On the occasion of national day let us support and celebrate the handloom industry and help it grow in all possible ways
    We must always keep handloom on the top of our priority list as it makes an integral part of the textile industry

    #LOVETHELOOM
    #creativedignity #AIACAns #nationalhandloomday2022 #IndianHandlooms #dilsehandloom #IamHandloomingit #supoorthandloomweavers #srinath_fabrics
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    Reposted from @anvita_handloom NATIONAL HANDLOOM DAY

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first National Handloom Day in 2015 to salute weavers and to promote handmade and handwoven. Handmade and handwoven cloths are incomplete by handlooms and the Great weavers of India. Handwoven cloths are the heritage of India. One of the Great handloom centre is Maheshwar.Handloom weaving of maheshwar have a history of over 500 years. The tradition of weaving is carry forward by Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar who ruled Maheshwar between 1765 to 1795. Wealthly local families promoted the fine textile and endured. Post - Independence when Royal culture vanished so the weavers and weaving also came at the extrame level of end as they could not find markets for handmade clothes but then Holkar family supported and built the handlooms and weaving culture again. Many of weavers family belongs to very small families but then to working for their livilhood and culture. Handwoven famous Maheshwari saree are produced here. Many of the weavers are working for the success of Handwoven cloths. Weavers approach here from very far places and contribute there life for handwoven sarees production. The very important part of handweaving industry is Women's. They do their household work as well as contribute for handlooms. In this tough time of covid weavers are facing very bad situation. But then too they are contributed towards the weaving and handloom work. They are facing shortage of livelihood but beside that they do their work without delaying. On this day of National handloom day lets help them and buy the Handemade in India clothes direct from the weavers and promote India made clothes. Also we want to thank those people who came ahead and helped the weavers when they were facing tough situations and gave them donations. Because of this help weavers could run their houses and they did not lose their hope and worked and they took their work online and sold the sarees and also helped the workers helping them. So we request that please help the weavers and support them in their tough time.
    @vastra.diana
    @nalinisanwal @creativedignity @aiacanewdelhi #handloom #dils
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    Reposted from @aiacanewdelhi Chandrakesh (field coordinator) #LOVETHELOOM
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    We are awaiting your entries!
    Send your entries and tag @aiacanewdelhi and @creativedignity
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    Reach out @varanasiweaverhub
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    Craftmark is the only national certification programme initiated by AIACA to authenticate genuine Indian craft processes.
    @craftmark.india
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    What is #LOVETHELOOM?
    #LOVETHELOOM is a campaign initiated by AIACA to support Handloom workers of our nation. This coming National Handloom day, let us all come together to support our handloom workers of India and pledge to buy handloom products
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    #LOVETHELOOM #AIACAns #aiacasupports #creativedignity #Iamhandloomingit #dilsehandloom #hargharhandloom #artisanmade #artisansofindia #handloomofindia
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    Reposted from @aiacanewdelhi Manju #LOVETHELOOM
    To buy the Craftmark certified handloom products:
    Reach out @himadrihanshandloom
    Website: https://hanshandlooms.in/
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    What is craftmark ?
    Craftmark is the only national certification programme initiated by AIACA to authenticate genuine Indian craft processes.
    @craftmark.india
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    What is #LOVETHELOOM ?
    #LOVETHELOOM is a campaign initiated by AIACA to support Handloom workers of our nation. This coming National Handloom day, let us all come together to support our handloom workers of India and pledge to buy handloom products
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    This coming National handloom Day...Let's us all pledge to Support the handloom weavers of India by stepping forward towards buying and using handloom products
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    @texminindia
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    #LOVETHELOOM #AIACAns #aiacasupports #creativedignity #Iamhandloomingit #dilsehandloom #hargharhandloom #artisanmade #artisansofindia #handloomofindia
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