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.

Capacity Building

We enable existing and future artisans with skills that can support them in navigating new markets. Building local youth champions to assess, design, and implement change within the community as entrepreneurs, trainers, documentors, service providers, etc. To develop relevant instruments and access for financial inclusion.

Ecosystem Integration

Making markets more aware of and accessible to artisans. Facilitating linkages with designers, entrepreneurs, events, govt. Etc. Creating and facilitating opportunities for collaboration within members of the CD collective.

Advocacy Advocacy

Advocating for more inclusive policies for artisans. Facilitating dialogue within the ecosystem for sensitizing stakeholders about artisanal practice.

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Creative Dignity is run by experienced organisations and volunteers at zero administrative cost. We have initiated an active network of 28 State hubs for relief support and unsold stock liquidation.

Help us identify those in need:
Ask artisans in your networks to call / text our

Helpline number +91 6359021888

or email us at info@creativedignity.org

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Today marks yet another day of new hope and light. Vishu, the Malayali new year shows us the spirit of handmade hope and traditions. The first light of the year in a brass lamp, the 500-year-old heritage of making the Aranmula mirror, the hand-sculpted Krishna idol as well as the handloom fabric of the Vishu kani are some manifestations of this spirit. And the story of these manifestations has been brought to us by the Kerala team of Creative Dignity along with the artisans who are a part of the team.
Image and Story credits: KP Lakshmi, @purelivin , CP Narayanan Parangodan (woodwork artisan), Niranjan and Sudhammal (Aranmula mirror makers) and Siva Narayanan (brassware artisan).

Start your new year with supporting handmade and tell us your new year story!

#newbeginnings #hope #Vishu #aranmulamirror #500yearoldtradition #ourroots #handsculpteddivinity #selfreflection #brassware #firstlight #newyear #ramadan #baisakhi #pohelabaisakh #gudipadwa #chetichand #navreh #ugadi #bogabihu #handmadehappiness #festivities #buyhandmade #supporthandmade #supportlocal #madewithlove #craftinghappiness
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Today, new beginnings bring new cheer and new hope for many communities across the country. These new beginnings are often marked by simple yet beautiful handmade celebrations and happiness. Our member and volunteer Sunaina Suneja @rajcreationsdelhi narrates a story of such Baisakhi happy celebrations from Punjab.

Tell us how you celebrate the day in your community and what handmade specialty can you spot in the festivities!

#newbeginnings #hope #baisakhi #phulkari #gudipadwa #chetichand #navreh #ugadi #bogabihu #handmadehappiness #festivities #buyhandmade #supporthandmade #supportlocal #madewithlove #craftinghappiness
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Blessings from Odisha

From the symbolic, glorious shawl of the Dongria Kondh maidens, to the intricately carved dhokra diyas of metal forged in fire the state of Orissa sends it blessings packed with care and love in sustainably woven bamboo boxes. Buy the Odisha edition of our Gift Series
In order to purchase, please contact us at gifting@creativedignity.org
#sustainablegifting #creativedignity #ethicallymade #shoplocal #shoplocalindia #handmadewithlove #handcrafted #handcraftedinindia #buylocal #artisanal #indianartisans #handmade #atmanirbharbharat #womenempowerment #ethicalfashion #madeinsmallbatches #madeinindia #vocalforlocal #supportartisans #consciousgifting #gifting #celebration #festivegifts #handmadegifts #gifts #indianartisans #compassion #indiantextiles #iwearhandloom #handlooms
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Creative Dignity is a spirited movement, born out of the Covid-19 Pandemic, to energize the ecosystem that Indian artisans need for sustained prosperity. It has been the volunteers from diverse fields who have been the driving force behind all of Creative Dignity's efforts, whether it is data collection, cataloging, promoting artisans' work, forging new connections with the market, initiating dialogs with the government, and more!

If you are someone who wants to contribute with your skills and time and do your bit to get the craft sector back on its feet, do get in touch with us.

JOIN THE MOVEMENT!
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#artisans #CreativeDignity #hope #newaudience #conscious #supporthandmade #200million #200millionartisans #storytelling #art #artcuration #covid19 #donate #linkinbio #handmadeinindia #CD #artisanal #crafts #handcrafted #craftsofindia #India #makeinindia #vocalforlocal #shoplocal #support #supportartisans #atmanirbhar #handforhandmade
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The Karuna sisterhood is an ode to the colors of India and the hope within each one of us. This holi bring home the cheer of Karuna and help spread the joy by supporting the vulnerable yet resilient women's groups that bring Karuna to life in the time of this pandemic.

Today, get all the hues of Karuna at a special price. For purchasing write to us at karuna@creativedignity.org

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To the Karuna in each one of us, a very Happy Women's Day!

She is hope
She is unity
She is diversity
She is strength
She is creativity
She is resilience
She is local
She is joy

Join the Karuna sisterhood today!
Write to us at karuna@creativedignity.org
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#karuna #hope #choice #freedom #happiness #ProudWomen #womensday #EmpoweredWomen #EmpoweredMakers #karunadoll #compassion #creativedignity #creativedignitycampaigns #compassionatetraveller #karunacampaign #handmadedolls #karunastraveldiaries #resilience #joy #hope #creativity #strength #unity #diversity #local #CD #vocalforlocal #donate #supportartisans #handforhandmade
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Karuna was born within our hearts to give strength and to create a livelihood opportunity for vulnerable women's groups during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Groups of skilled women were empowered with positivity and confidence to create handmade Karuna dolls representing their local identities and stories. The makers of Maru doll tell us about their experience of bringing life to our Karuna, Rajasthan. Through Maru, these women of Shekhawati give us the message of hope, happiness, and conservation.
Karuna represents the sisterhood across divides of rural and urban, continents and cultures. Join this sisterhood by supporting us.
Write to us at karuna@creativedignity.org
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Buy the Assam edition of our Gift Series, a present packed with sweetness, love and compassion. Sustainably crafted this passionate box comprises of a water hyacinth box from Koupou and Kamrupi skill work in the form of Gamusa and exquisite brass bell and bell metal bowls/Batis.

The sustainable box weaved by empowered artisans of Kopou, are prepared from the dried water hyacinth steams, a weed effectively known to create nuisance in the plains of NER. An effective and sustainable translation of these steams into containers, creates room for a conscious packaging and healthy environment.

Kamrupi crafts- Gamusa and Batis, originate in the Kamrup district of Assam.The gamusa is a white rectangular piece of shawl with primarily a red border on three sides and red woven motifs on the fourth. gamusa symbolizes the indigenous life and culture of Assam in its varied use as an altar cloth, daily life of the fishermen, as a symbol of respect in prayer halls and so on.

The batis, in their original essence are made out of brass and bell metal.Artisanal craft of local skills is used to make a variety of useful and decorative products by molding the local materials by hand and simple tools.

In order to purchase, please contact us at gifting@creativedignity.org

#sustainablegifting #creativedignity #ethicallymade #shoplocal #shoplocalindia #handmadewithlove #handcrafted #handcraftedinindia #buylocal #artisanal #indianartisans #handmade #atmanirbharbharat #womenempowerment #ethicalfashion #madeinsmallbatches #madeinindia #vocalforlocal #supportartisans #consciousgifting #gifting #celebration #festivegifts #handmadegifts #gifts #indianartisans #compassion #indiantextiles #iwearhandloom #handlooms #sareelove
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The travelling sisterhood of Karuna has reached the most exciting cultural festival of the year, The Kalaghoda Arts Festival! Look out for us at the marketplace that goes live tomorrow at www.kgaf2021.com
From this joyous festival celebrating our indigenous arts and crafts, take your favorite Karuna home and support the vulnerable yet resilient women's groups that bring Karuna to life.

Reach us at karuna@creativedignity.org

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#KGAFUnlocked #KGAF2021 #cultureunlocked #karuna #KarunaIndia #karunadoll #compassion #creativedignity #creativedignitycampaigns #compassionatetraveller #karunacampaign #handmadedolls #karunastraveldiaries #journey #resilience #joy #hope #creativity #strength #unity #diversity #local #CD #vocalforlocal #donate #gift #shoplocal #supportartisans #handmadeinindia #200millionartisans
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The travelling sisterhood of Karuna has reached the most exciting cultural festival of the year, The Kalaghoda Arts Festival! Look out for us at the marketplace that goes live tomorrow at www.kgaf2021.com
From this joyous festival celebrating our indigenous arts and crafts, take your favorite Karuna home and support the vulnerable yet resilient women's groups that bring Karuna to life.

Reach us at karuna@creativedignity.org

Logistics managed by @dhoopcrafts

#KGAFUnlocked #KGAF2021 #cultureunlocked #karuna #KarunaIndia #karunadoll #compassion #creativedignity #creativedignitycampaigns #compassionatetraveller #karunacampaign #handmadedolls #karunastraveldiaries #journey #resilience #joy #hope #creativity #strength #unity #diversity #local #CD #vocalforlocal #donate #gift #shoplocal #supportartisans #handmadeinindia #200millionartisans
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The travelling sisterhood of Karuna has reached the most exciting cultural festival of the year, The Kalaghoda Arts Festival! Look out for us at the marketplace that goes live tomorrow at www.kgaf2021.com
From this joyous festival celebrating our indigenous arts and crafts, take your favorite Karuna home and support the vulnerable yet resilient women's groups that bring Karuna to life.

Reach us at karuna@creativedignity.org

Logistics managed by @dhoopcrafts

#KGAFUnlocked #KGAF2021 #cultureunlocked #karuna #KarunaIndia #karunadoll #compassion #creativedignity #creativedignitycampaigns #compassionatetraveller #karunacampaign #handmadedolls #karunastraveldiaries #journey #resilience #joy #hope #creativity #strength #unity #diversity #local #CD #vocalforlocal #donate #gift #shoplocal #supportartisans #handmadeinindia #200millionartisans
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We at Creative Dignity are excited to announce our collaboration with our member organization for the Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival (1 February-12 February,2021) . From the esthetical finery of Weaves and Crafts to the piquant plates of Awadhi cuisine; the festival is a kaleidoscope of culture and charm. Go to https://mslf.in/ and explore the Crafts bazaar for exquisite, hand-crafted products from around the country. Regardless of who you are or where you belong, Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival has something for everyone.

#mahindra #creativeFestival #sanatkada2021 #lucknow #creativedignity #ethicallymade #shoplocal #shoplocalindia #handmadewithlove #handcrafted #handcraftedinindia #buylocal #artisanal #indianartisans #handmade #atmanirbharbharat #womenempowerment #ethicalfashion #madeinsmallbatches #madeinindia #vocalforlocal #supportartisans #consciousgifting #celebration #festivegifts #handmadegifts #indianartisans #compassion #indiantextiles #iwearhandloom #handlooms
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We at Creative Dignity are excited to announce our collaboration with our member organization for the Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival (1 February-12 February,2021) . From the esthetical finery of Weaves and Crafts to the piquant plates of Awadhi cuisine; the festival is a kaleidoscope of culture and charm. Go to https://mslf.in/ and explore the Crafts bazaar for exquisite, hand-crafted products from around the country. Regardless of who you are or where you belong, Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival has something for everyone.

#mahindra #creativeFestival #sanatkada2021 #lucknow #creativedignity #ethicallymade #shoplocal #shoplocalindia #handmadewithlove #handcrafted #handcraftedinindia #buylocal #artisanal #indianartisans #handmade #atmanirbharbharat #womenempowerment #ethicalfashion #madeinsmallbatches #madeinindia #vocalforlocal #supportartisans #consciousgifting #celebration #festivegifts #handmadegifts #indianartisans #compassion #indiantextiles #iwearhandloom #handlooms
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We at Creative Dignity are excited to announce our collaboration with our member organization for the Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival (1 February-12 February,2021) . From the esthetical finery of Weaves and Crafts to the piquant plates of Awadhi cuisine; the festival is a kaleidoscope of culture and charm. Go to https://mslf.in/ and explore the Crafts bazaar for exquisite, hand-crafted products from around the country. Regardless of who you are or where you belong, Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival has something for everyone.

#mahindra #creativeFestival #sanatkada2021 #lucknow #creativedignity #ethicallymade #shoplocal #shoplocalindia #handmadewithlove #handcrafted #handcraftedinindia #buylocal #artisanal #indianartisans #handmade #atmanirbharbharat #womenempowerment #ethicalfashion #madeinsmallbatches #madeinindia #vocalforlocal #supportartisans #consciousgifting #celebration #festivegifts #handmadegifts #indianartisans #compassion #indiantextiles #iwearhandloom #handlooms
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