60 Days of the Artisan Shop.
We at Ka-Sha would like to introduce to you The Artisan Shop a movement for collective action to support Artisans by giving access to consumers globally. It is an initiative we feel very strongly about, and have partnered with Loom and Hand & Raaha to collectively create and run this Platform.
The artisan and handmade economy is severely impacted by the shutdowns as a result of the second wave of Covid-19 in India. They are not just dealing with disease, shortage of medication and oxygen and loss of life, but also with cancelled orders and economic insecurity.
The donations and relief pouring in is significant but when asked, the weavers and artisans want to continue to work, to grow their business, to be able to continue doing what they love and feel empowered through sales! The Artisan Shop is focused on using sales to sustain livelihoods during times of distress. We recognised the need for a revenue channel where consumers - globally can buy directly from the weavers.