Shrenis Occupational Networks: A peer-led network for traditional occupations. A solution devised to fulfil the networking and communication gap in the unorganised sector, this is a platform where weavers, artisans, carpenters and other professions can interact, exchange ideas, showcase products, post opportunities, source materials, and build their professional networks across communities and clusters. Currently, we have over 1700 members who are a part of over 10 groups and spread across Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Tamil Nadu.
Shreni Members / Artisans
Handloom Training and Revival (Kodiyala)
An initiative to revive the traditional handloom weaving and establish a sustainable, fair-trade, end-to-end livelihood cycle. The pilot has been underway in Kodiyala (Mandya District, North Karnataka) since December 2019. The revival is accompanied by a training program that is focused on training the women of the community to become independent weavers. This training program is supported and funded by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
Loom Upgradation for Handloom Weavers
In association with Acube Manufacturing Solutions, Shrenis developed a lifting mechanism for looms according to the needs of our weavers, and installed these upgraded looms in Kodiyala, Karnataka and Gadwal, Telangana.
SC/ST Women's Capacity Building Intervention
Along with the Department of Handloom and Textiles, Team Shreni conducted a capacity building intervention where we revived a handloom unit, trained the SC/ST women of Induvalu in weaving, and helped them set up a production line.
Design Skilling at KViK with KSTIDC
Shrenis identified weavers in Bannerghatta interested in a skilling program in computer-aided design software With the collaborative efforts of KViK and KSTIDC, they were then aided with infrastructure and technology to engage in skill development.
COMMERCE AND MARKET ACCESS
Shreni Samudaya LLP
To address the issue of market access, we set up the Shreni Samudaya LLP which provides aggregated services to weavers and artisans. From photography, cataloguing, warehousing, inventory management, branding, and shipping, the LLP manages end-to-end services from the producer to the market.
Gift A Little, Help A Lot
A collaboration to buy sarees directly from weavers and gift them to frontline warriors in the pandemic, enabled by donations. This campaign is a collaborative effort between Shrenis, Mission Vishwas, Rotary, Stonesoup, and many other like-minded organisations. As a part of the gifting campaign, you can buy bundles of sarees from our weavers directly at our LLP’s website - shreni.net
Urban Clap Recruitment Program
Team Shreni set up a meeting with a group of beauticians at LabourNet, R.T. Nagar and Presidency centres to engage with Urban Clap professionals who explained their business model, and how beauticians can use it to emerge as individual entrepreneurs. They also examined the skill level of the attendees to onboard them to their platform.
BENEFITS FOR PARTNERS
Access to various focus groups in the informal sector from a range of occupations
Deep, ongoing engagement with various occupational groups with established feedback mechanisms.
Capacity building to increase productivity of various occupational groups in areas of quantity and quality.
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