Helpline number:  Creative Dignity 6359021888  | CD + Okhai 8431316511 

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

Rs.36+ lakhs 

was raised in 2020

3300 

relief kits were distributed in 2020

16,500 

artisans were supported in 2020

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.

12  

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

350+ 

student interns

400+ 

professionals from the ecosystem

RELIEF UPDATES

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We are partnering with CAC, Swasti, and regional member organizations for spreading food, nutrition, and good hygiene to women artisans across the country. In Odisha we an exemplary effort of everyone coming together to support the families of skilled Dhokra Artisans in the state.

Thank you @swastihc @thebelgadiapalace
@abhanjdeo and Mayurbhanj Foundation for the initiative.

If you too want to join us in spreading smiles -Donate, Volunteer, and Connect us to Artisans in need (link in bio)

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Our Artisan Champions are the backbone of our relief operations. We are thankful to @noorahealth for are helping us train champions and volunteers in Covid prevention and protocols such that they can in turn implement the safety measures within their communities by conducting detailed sessions in various regional languages like Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, and more.

We are also thankful to Axis Bank Foundation, Azim Premji Foundation, Covid Action Collab (CAC), Foundation for Ecological Security, Manav Sadhana, and all the countless donors who've joined our hands in supporting artisan communities.

If you too want to join us in spreading more smiles -Donate, Volunteer, and Connect us to Artisans in need (link in bio)

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Asha workers, Self-help groups, and Mahila Mandals are the backbone of the health care systems in our villages. Thus working with them is essential for the welfare of our Artisans and communities. We are extremely thankful for our on ground community champions Bharat Bhushan ( @bharatbhushan449 ), Balak Ram ( @hellohimachal17 ), Priyanka Chandal (@peee_cee ), Chandra Padhan (@chandrapadhan ) who worked with Himalayan Brothers Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (HBTACH) to distribute the 150 community medical kits to the members of the abovementioned groups in over 60 villages in Kullu, Lahaul, and Spiti districts.

We are also thankful to Axis Bank Foundation, Azim Premji Foundation, Covid Action Collab (CAC), Foundation for Ecological Security, Manav Sadhana, and all the countless donors who've joined our hands in supporting artisan communities. We've been able to reach out and support more than 3500 families so far. Join us in spreading more smiles -Donate, Volunteer, and Connect us to Artisans in need (link in bio)

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In Bidar, the initiative of our Artisan Champions has truly inspired us! After awareness sessions with our volunteers and on sharing covid safety resources, they took it upon themselves spread the awareness, make aid available on the ground, and get as many eligible people vaccinated as possible! We would also like to thank our local NGO partner Sahayog for helping us spread nutrition in the cluster.

We are extremely thankful to Axis Bank Foundation, Azim Premji Foundation, Covid Action Collab (CAC), Foundation for Ecological Security, Manav Sadhana, and all the countless donors who've joined our hands in supporting artisan communities. We've been able to reach out and support more than 3500 families so far. Join us in spreading more smiles -Donate, Volunteer, and Connect us to Artisans in need (link in bio)

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We have been able to reach out and stand with our communities only because of the initiatives and efforts of our artisan champions and regional volunteers.

So far, we have reached out to and supported more than 3500 families. Join us in spreading smiles and reaching more artisans -Donate, Volunteer, and Connect us to Artisans in need (link in bio)

We are extremely thankful to Axis Bank Foundation, Azim Premji Foundation, Covid Action Collab (CAC), Foundation for Ecological Security, Manav Sadhana, and all the countless donors who've joined our hands in supporting artisan communities. We've been able to reach out and support more than 3500 families so far. Join us in spreading more smiles -Donate, Volunteer, and Connect us to Artisans in need (link in bio)

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#covidactioncollab #relief #ruralindia #covidindia #groundwork #grassroot #supportartisans #artisansofindia #artisan #handforhandmade #donatenow #inthistogether #hope #resilience #communities #supportlocal #standforcommunities #VolunteerMovement #OurVolunteers #JoinHandsToHelp #Thankful #Donate #Volunteer #ConnectToArtisans #JointheMovement #lockdownrelief #supportinglivelihoods #ACTnow
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Real impact can be made when we work together! Thus, we try to sync our effort with those with the local administrations'. In Himachal, together, we could develop an efficient covid care and management system. We want to laud the efforts of @thecolorcaravan @sethswati and all the volunteers, Naggar Pradhan Pradeep Thakur and the Panchayat & all our artisan and community champions.

We are extremely thankful to Axis Bank Foundation, Azim Premji Foundation, Covid Action Collab (CAC), Foundation for Ecological Security, Manav Sadhana, and all the countless donors who've joined our hands in supporting artisan communities. We've been able to reach out and support more than 3500 families so far. Join us in spreading more smiles -Donate, Volunteer, and Connect us to Artisans in need (link in bio)

#COVID19 #covidresourcesindia
#covidactioncollab #relief #ruralindia #covidindia #groundwork #grassroot #supportartisans #artisansofindia #artisan #handforhandmade #donatenow #inthistogether #hope #resilience #communities #supportlocal #standforcommunities #VolunteerMovement #OurVolunteers #JoinHandsToHelp #Thankful #Donate #Volunteer #ConnectToArtisans #JointheMovement #lockdownrelief #supportinglivelihoods #ACTnow
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All efforts to make timely medical aid and spread nutrition amongst our communities have been made possible by the initiative and hard work of our artisan champions and volunteers & the persistent backing of our partners and funders. We would like to express our gratitude to Resume Foundation and our very own members, Ekibeki Association for making support reach Gondia swiftly.
If you too want to join our hands in supporting artisan communities, Donate, Volunteer, and Connect us to Artisans in need (link in bio)

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#covidactioncollab #relief #ruralindia #covidindia #groundwork #grassroot #supportartisans #artisansofindia #artisan #handforhandmade #donatenow #inthistogether #hope #resilience #communities #supportlocal #standforcommunities #VolunteerMovement #OurVolunteers #JoinHandsToHelp #Thankful #Donate #Volunteer #ConnectToArtisans #JointheMovement #lockdownrelief #supportinglivelihoods #ACTnow
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All efforts to spread nutrition amongst our communities have been made possible by the initiative and hard work of our artisan champions and volunteers & the support of our partners and funders. We would like to express our gratitude to Manav Sadhna for helping us with food kits for 200 women spinner families in Gujarat.
If you too want to join our hands in supporting artisan communities, Donate, Volunteer, and Connect us to Artisans in need (link in bio)

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#covidactioncollab #relief #ruralindia #covidindia #groundwork #grassroot #supportartisans #artisansofindia #artisan #handforhandmade #donatenow #inthistogether #hope #resilience #communities #supportlocal #standforcommunities #VolunteerMovement #OurVolunteers #JoinHandsToHelp #Thankful #Donate #Volunteer #ConnectToArtisans #JointheMovement #lockdownrelief #supportinglivelihoods #ACTnow
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Our Artisan Champions are doing a phenomenal job of not only spreading awareness about Covid-19 prevention and care among their communities but also working with our regional volunteers to make sure food, medical and other aid reaches families in need. In Madhya Pradesh, Umesh Pawar ji one of our Artisan Champions worked closely with our Volunteers Rema Kumar (@remakumar @remakumarofficial), Shantanu Sarkar (@finding_the__universe), and Harish Yadav to make sure ration kits reached 45 weaver families. We sincerely thank him and our volunteers for walking the extra mile for the health of our communities.

Please join our hands and help our artisan champions and volunteers do more for our communities and ensure safety and nutrition for all.

Donate, Volunteer, and Connect us to Artisans in need (link in bio)

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Thank you @ravikiran.barometre for introducing us to new phrases for aptly communicating about the sector through your post on Facebook.
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The true spirit of our community is seen when everyone comes together to lift the spirits of the burdened. This is exactly what happened with our Covid Relief efforts in Kollam Kerala where our volunteers got in touch with the artisans, listened to their needs, and ensured that timely ration kits reached over 50 women artisans and their families. They also arranged emergency medicines at the hour of need. @craftscouncilofindia helped in paying the hospital bill of a critical patient. And Kirti Poonia (@raising_okhai) of @okhai_org and @thevofashion helped promote the wonderful work of these women who make intricate laces by hand!

Join us in lifting more such spirits, Donate, Volunteer, and Connect us to Artisans in need (link in bio)

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A big thank you to all our volunteers and partners for making all this possible (KP Lakshmi Ahuja, Geetu Merin, Devi, Maria Elizabeth, Slni, and the students from St. Aloysious College Mangalore who are in touch with the artisans) @keralacreativedignity @raising_okhai @craftscouncilofindia & @thevofashion
Thank you @ravikiran.barometre for introducing us to new phrases for aptly communicating about the sector through your post on Facebook.
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Our regional teams have been working tirelessly to make timely help our artisan families.
A huge shoutout to our volunteers from the Bengal team - Arghya Ghosh , Sangeeta Sen ( @songeater10 ), Sudakshina Sinha Banerjee ( @sudakshinasbanerjee ), Vibha Mitra ( @vibhamitra ) , and Vanita Rungta ( @vanita4282 ) for making sure needed relief kits reached two different craft clusters in different locations at the same time! We are deeply thankful to everyone who supported the team and contributed to the effort.

Every effort put together, matters. If you too want to join hands in helping communities - Donate, Volunteer, and Connect us to artisans in need (all links in bio.)

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As our response, we have organized ourselves into regional teams, with a focus on building community resilience within artisan clusters. Our regional teams are constantly trying to reach out to artisans in the remotest areas and assessing the needs on the ground. The teams are also persistently trying to connect to and work with the local administration to provide relief where needed. Our local partners in Uttarakhand, JP Maithani from the Aagaas Youth team and our associates through the Co-win Action network worked together with the local administration including the health secretary, CMO of Chamoli, DR. Jyotsana CHCH Joshimath, and local pharmacist to ensure that numerous families in the remote villages of Dumak & Kalgoth of Chamoli get timely medical help needed.

We are deeply thankful for everyone who pitched in to make this possible.

Help us reach out to more artisans and aid those in need.
Volunteer, Donate Now, Connect Us to Artisans in Need (All links in bio)

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Fortnightly Relief Update:
The Covid19 second wave has hit us with devastating ferocity. Just as artisans were beginning to limp back to some sort of livelihood normalcy, they now face the threat of health uncertainty coupled with livelihood breakdown. As our response, we have organized ourselves into regional teams, with a focus on building
community resilience within artisan clusters.

We are reaching out to artisans in remote areas to assess risk perception and community preparedness. We then identify and train artisan champions to build local systems for awareness, home isolation, and community care.

Donate and help us reach out and help more artisans in need (link in bio).

#COVID19 #covidresourcesindia
#covidactioncollab #relief #ruralindia #covidindia #groundwork #grassroot #supportartisans #artisansofindia #artisan #handforhandmade #donate
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As all of us come together to help prepare artisan communities for the second wave of COVID, one of the primary steps we are taking is to promote vaccinations in regions where it is available. Due to widespread fear of the vaccine, a lot of artisans are continuing to be vulnerable at the most critical time of the pandemic. Thus artisans and CD volunteers, who have taken or registered for the vaccine are advocating it for their communities by sharing videos about their own stories. If you too work with artisan communities, do share your story
(link to the script in bio).

Check out our igtv and youtube for videos

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This Eid-ul-Fitr, we @creativedignity wish you and your loved ones all around the globe, peace, harmony, happiness, good health, success and prosperity.

Wishing you all a very Happy Eid!
#HappyEid #EidUlFitr #BestWishes #creativedignity #LocalArtisan #StandforCommunity #wellness #health
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We Need Doctors for India’s Artisans!

If you are a medical professional this message is for you:
The second wave is already beginning to hit smaller towns and villages where the doctor-patient ratio is very low; in some states, a single doctor serves almost 40,000 people. Thus, remote medical support is crucial now more than ever. Your skills will ensure that the right information reaches India’s rural artisan communities at the right time. All it will take is a few hours of your time.
Inviting volunteers from the medical fraternity - doctors, nurses, medical students, and others to join Creative Dignity’s volunteer community to provide medical support where it matters.

Sign up to volunteer: bit.ly/3eZsczr
(link in bio)
If you are not a medical professional and want to help, do spread the message and help us get in touch with volunteers.
#doctorsforartisans #callfordoctors #covid19 #covidaidresources #covidaidrelief #doctors #vocalforlocal #supportartisans #supportIndia #battlepandemic #battlingpandemic
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