Tisser makes its mark in national events

Tisser makes its mark in national events

Tisser’s vision is to weave a network of weavers and artisans from India and give its customers the joyful experience of handmade products using India’s rich heritage and traditional skills, while protecting the natural environment. Tisser gets recognized for its sustainable and innovative work more and more.

Women entrepreneurship program
Tisser’s CEO and founder Ms. Megha Phansalkar was selected in the second edition of the Women Entrepreneurship Development Program (WEDP). Promoted by Walmart, the program aims to enhance the participants’ skills and capability to be able to build robust and sustainable businesses. The program is implemented by WEConnect International in partnership with TTC Global and Amity University with funding from Walmart.

Innovation for development
Tisser was selected amongst 40 top innovations by India Innovation Initiative, one of India’s largest innovation challenges jointly-promoted by the Confederation of Indian Industry, the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and the All India Council for Technical Education to identify, reward and recognize India’s top innovators. Next to this, Tisser was selected amongst 60 top innovations by Ipreneur, the flagship event of E-cell under the auspices of the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, School of Management and Labour Studies and Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The purpose of this event is to bring together parties in order to utilize the platform to create and share ideas, networks and innovations.

Tisser weaves better future
Tisser, French for ‘to weave’, generates livelihood for its weavers and artisans through end to end support and at the same time supports the girl child education of the artisans through its proceeds. Tisser and Women on Wings have been partnering since 2015 in a joint ambition to co-create more employment opportunities for rural female artisans.

Photo: Ms. Megha Phansalkar, CEO and founder at Tisser

“Through this partnership with Women on Wings, we want to enable more women to earn their own income that will give them greater financial means to improve their livelihoods. Economic independence for women means more children can go to school, more meals per day for their families and communities, and an overall better standard of living for them and future generations”

Ilan Vuddumalay
C&A Foundation

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