A better way to stand out

With India’s diversity of artisans, cultural influences and raw materials  brands have the ability to create many beautiful products. But at the same time, brands need to embody strong values on sustainability, ethics or traditions in order to preserve practices for future generations.

Thats why we are compiling a list of authentic brands to help you convey the great practices that go on behind the scenes.

The Craft Discovery Platform is a free directory listing which will allow you to highlight your brands products and the stories behind the products.



For Responsible Brands

If your brand is involved in supporting artisans or works on ethical and sustainable principles or has a environmentally friendly approach to design, we invite you to become part of our network.

Sustainability

It becomes harder for us to give others a hand. We get our heart broken by people we love.

Traditional artisans

As we live, our hearts turn colder. Cause pain is what we go through as we become older.

Ethics and fair trade

We’re not always in the position that we want to be at. We’re constantly growing.

Environment

When we lose family over time. What else could rust the heart more over time? Blackgold.

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Frequently asked question

The crafts discovery platform makes it easier to find authentic handcrafted products made by craftspeople and artisans. You can search for products based on the type of craft, materials and ethical practices to find products that suit your lifestyle.

Handcrafted products are made by craftsmen or artisans who have a specialized skill and make unique products in small quantities. The amount of care and precision that goes into crafted work is unparalleled. If you make beautiful products in small quantities, you are welcome to create a profile for your brand.

We wanted to make it easier to find handcrafted items. While there are so many brands doing great work, there is no central database which showcases a variety of products in one place. With the craft discovery platform, you can search by a range of factors such as type of craft, materials and even ethical practices to ensure that you find products which suit your lifestyle.

Very easy! Simply register your self here and click on edit profile. 

There are three main parts of the profile

  • A quick writeup of your brand, what you make and anything else you are trying to convey to your readers. This is the first thing that readers will see, so make it catchy.
  • Information on the products you make, crafts you support, materials used and ethical practices. If you don’t find a suitable category for your product, we can add it for you.
  • Photos, contact information and any certificates e.g. handloom mark that you wish to upload. This is to help people find you and learn more about your products.

Please email us with your concerns and we can add a new category for you. The great thing about handmade products is that its so easy to create something new, so if you feel we have missed something, we can definitely add it. Our goal is to create a platform to help consumers find all kinds of crafts!

For a basic profile, there will be a very simple review to ensure that your profile is appropriate.  You will need meet the following criteria
  • You need to have a handmade or handcrafted brand with a minimum of 6 products. We follow the UNCTADs definition of craft (read here) Read a few more articles here on what we mean by crafts. We understand that its not possible to do everything by hand, so at least one part of your making process has to be made by hand.
  • Your brand needs to follow some ethical practices e.g. supporting artisans or eco-friendly.
 Here are the benefits for you
  • Reach 1.2 million people! We’ll be posting all the photos that you upload on your profile on our pinterest account! This gives you access to 1.2million viewers/month!
  • Get featured! We will be reaching out to brands with an interesting story or point of view and feature them on our  website. Create a profile so we can keep you in the loop

In an era of mass manufacturing, we love the appeal of a handcrafted or carefully designed product. Yet, according to our surveys, many customers struggle to find products from smaller brands on Instagram and Google as the algorithms do not work in their favour.

So we set out to create platform for brands to share their mission and enable customers find unique and carefully designed products such as yours. Customers can easily find products by searching  by type of craft, materials and even ethical practices.

We believe that this will go a long way towards supporting creative brands!

We would be very sorry to have you leave! Please write in at features(at)indiacontempo(dot)com and we will take it forward