Our Impact

Our business model is geared at creating social impact through sustainable business in three ways.

Decent income

Decent income allows craftspeople to preserve and promote their traditional handicraft tradition and cultural heritage. 

We buy directly from our artisans and pay a fair, self-determined price for each product without suppressing wages or encouraging dumping. We also pay our producers in advance to relieve them of having to shoulder raw material and production costs. Finally, we connect our artisans to other buyers and explicitly do not reserve the right to be the sole buyer of jointly developed products, thereby allowing them to independently grow their business.

Social business support

Our producers are hand-picked for the quality of their craft as well as alignment with our values. We work with many women-run businesses, indigenous peoples and support a variety of social businesses in places in India. 

At Shilp-World, Made in India we do not stand for below-minimum wages and exploitation. We provide additional fair income and self-determined, flexible, part-time work to subsistence farmers, mothers, and people in remote communities.

Shaping the discourse and values in fashion

Our fair fashion, accessories and interior items do not follow short term trends and are designed to last. We hope that we can awaken your appreciation for quality materials and bring you joy without creating a need for over-consumption.

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