Hand for Handmade (HFH) was started as an informal network to collectively respond to the challenges of the craft and handmade industry in the face of the Covid -19 global pandemic. HFH Foundation was formally registered as a Section 8 Company in December, 2020.
HFH currently works in India and is open to working in other countries.
Vision: To re-imagine the Indian Handmade industry as a vibrant, contemporary industry that is meaningful for today and tomorrow. Mission: To energize the handmade industry through knowledge sharing, design innovation and building effective linkages in the ecosystem.
HFH is a network of artisans, designers, NGOs and individuals engaged in the craft and handmade sector.
HFH is engaged with artisans in the craft and handmade ecosystem and intervenes in design, production and marketing of craft and handmade products. It also organises capacity building programmes, trend surveys and research, participates in events, campaigns and advocacy in support of the craft community.
HFH is open to multiple sources of funding. Individual donations, CSR support, consultancies, and other similar compatible opportunities.
HFH is a Public Foundation registered under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013.
Artisans and artisan-based organizations (specified years of work on craft) Fair-trade organizations CSOs, CBOs, NGOs with focus on community development and livelihoods Corporates (without any conflict of interest or contradicting business practices) CSR wing of Corporates Media Educational Institutions Public interest institutions (Museums, Libraries) Industrialists, Philanthropists, Entrepreneurs, Social entrepreneurs and students.
HFH provides design, production and market related inputs to the artisans. HFH organises trainings and workshops for artisans. HFH demystifies the trends, challenges, regulations, policies, research findings for the artisans. HFH identifies and curates products by working with artisans and offers their platform handmadekatha.com to market these products.
Yes, you can contact the Foundation at email@example.com
The Foundation provides inputs in the sphere of design, production and marketing of craft and handmade products.
HFH frequently calls for applications. Please become a member to get regular updates from HFH. You can also mail us your idea in the template given in our website. We will respond to you within five working days.
HFH has members from across India and plans to be involved in projects across India.
HFH has a rigorous process of selection to identify craft communities and partners.
For other donations related queries please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
The HFH Foundation accepts online donations only in Indian Rupees (INR)
Yes, a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) holding a valid Indian Passport can make donations to HFH. For donation above Rs. 50,000, the PAN number would be required.
Yes, the website is safe for making online transactions. Also, the payment gateway (CC Avenue) is a recognized third-party payment gateway making all transactions secured.
There is no specific amount. One can become a member and pay donation as applicable to the category. One can also just make a donation.
Yes, a receipt will be issued for the donation made.
HFH cannot provide 80G receipt as yet for tax benefits.
Our website will reflect all our ongoing work and projects. You will also receive regular updates through e-mail.
Please check the Donations section for detailed information
Under the latest guidelines of Companies Act 2013 Clause no 135, corporates have been mandated to spend at least 2 per cent of their average net profit on CSR initiatives. We can help corporates channelize their funds according to their company’s CSR policy. We believe it’s time for urban corporates to consider investing in rural industrialisation that would secure and strengthen livelihoods in the rural areas. The corporates can select one or multiple of our programmes across India to achieve the mandated CSR target. All our projects have artisans at the core, are supported by committed professionals, and are diligently monitored.
Please check the Membership section on our website for detailed information
Please visit the membership section of our website.
HFH is constantly looking for new ideas and partners. You could become a member. You could also volunteer with HFH. Please write to us at email@example.com
Yes. Please visit the section on Membership in our website.
Yes. Please visit the section on Membership in our website.
Yes, please read it in the Membership section.
Yes, individual members have to register their organization as well if they wish to avail the benefits offered to Organisations by HFH.
The Foundation does not share personal data like PAN and AADHAR Number or sell data.
Yes. HFH Foundation would not be responsible for any action or untoward situation arising in any of these meetings.
Yes. Members of HFH will be able to access various useful resources on the craft ecosystem.
Yes, you can check on the ‘Volunteer with HFH’ section for more details.
Please write to us and share your internship project and duration details in the given template.
HFH helps in curating handmade products which are sold on the online platform handmadekatha.com
HFH has created a platform HandmadeKatha for its members to connect with each other for buying and selling.
Yes, HFH can connect its members for business in handmade and handicraft products.
Yes, but HFH does not take any responsibility for such partnerships.
Yes, a seller can become a registered vendor with handmadekatha.com
Yes, they undergo thorough scrutiny and registration process.
Yes, members can find connections related to their business on HFH Website. Please use the Search option on the website.
Members can do deals between themselves which may involve import and export.
Yes, HFH aims at empowering women artisans by working with them and promoting their products.