Established in 2000, Industree Foundation holistically tackles the root causes of poverty by creating an ownership based, organised creative manufacturing ecosystem for micro-entrepreneurs.  

Industree Foundation’s comprehensive approach helps communities assess their traditional skill base, organise them into production units, develop products that appeal to modern markets, and create consistent demand to create sustainable businesses at the lowest possible costs. Our approach has tripled the incomes of artisans in non-farm occupations by leveraging their artisanal skills and integrating them into the creative industries sector. Industree Foundation believes that if the poor have access to sustained and consistent demand for the products and services and are provided with an enabling ecosystem, they can integrate into the formal economy and lift themselves out of poverty.

Industree Foundation has reached 30,000 women artisans across India and Africa, through collaborative efforts with organisations like The Future group, IKEA, The Commonwealth Secretariat, Grassroots Business Fund and National Skill Development Corporation.


Vision – To create a self-owned manufacturing ecosystem for artisanal women micro-entrepreneurs in India.

Mission – Industree organises women micro-entrepreneurs into producer-owned companies, integrating them into global supply chains, leading to increased, sustained incomes and wealth creation. The ecosystem it builds, empowers women to become leaders and owners of their destiny, hand in hand with their customers, who wish to be more conscious in their consumption.