Praise Program

Tisser was selected in the praise program 2015 ( joint venture by GIZ , SIDBI and 91springboard). The Vision of this Program is to Recognize & Support Social Enterprises in India, while Filling-Up a Gap in the Responsible Financing Ecosystem, Igniting Investments in the Sector and Creating Meaningful Outcomes for the Enterprises.


In July 2015, TechnoServe selected Tisser for Business guidance & mentorship. TechnoServe empowers people in the developing world to build businesses that break the cycle of poverty. Tisser also works on the same line of creating livelihood for poor artisans & providing for the education of their girl child. TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. It is an honour for Tisser to be associated with an organization like TechnoServe which strives to eliminate poverty which is one of the major problems in India.

Women on Wings

Tisser has been selected by Women on Wings in August 2015 for 3 years support and business guidance. Women on Wings is a Dutch organization which aims to create one million jobs for women in rural India. The organization has selected Tisser for the whole sole reason that Tisser is working with more than 4000 women artisans. Women on Wings offers consultancy services to Indian social enterprises. The experts work temporarily with the management of the Indian social enterprises and develop suitable and realistic business models. Experts also support setting up or improving the necessary company infrastructure and guide management team members. The ultimate goal of their activities is to create as many jobs for women as possible. Tisser is so proud to be associated with them.

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Tisser is mentored by Thomson Reuters Foundation. Thomson Reuters provides professionals with the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers. They help professionals in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets to make the decisions that matter most, all powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

Handwork India

Handwork India is a one of its kind organisation started by Mrs. Supreet Kaur , entrepreneur and a traditional handwork enthusiast. It was established with the vision of bringing the rich design heritage and clothing comfort, with varied embroidery wok within the reach of people in different parts of the globe. The craftsmen involved in creating these spell bounding designs have brought in their rich cultural experience and fine nuances passed on from generations with fine precision. The idea of promoting this traditional art form from the hinterlands of Punjab , across various forums , had been a key driving factor Mrs Supreet Kaur, who brings with her a vast technological experience if 12 years gained by working with one of the best MNC's and companies like Infosys. Handwork India is the dawn of the beginning of traditional Indian design and cloth work reaching the mainstream consumers across the world.


Shhamim is our designer on the Tisser board who brings a touch of creativity to our handmade fashion products. A specialist in designer embroidery & tailoring for ladies clothes, her forte is cord work lachchi in a variety of styles and thickness developed solely by personal research and experimentation with a dedicated team of skilled craftsmen from Faisabad. Possessing 22 years of teaching experience in the field of tailoring, Shhamim loves to create unique style & designs using the most delicate fabrics such as Maheshwari cotton, Tussar and cotton Silk to create the most gorgeous jackets, salwar suits, blouses and short tops for women.

Institutional support


Aajeevika , State Livelihood Missions and their marketing agencies - National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) was launched by the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India in June 2011. Aided in part through investment support by the World Bank, the Mission aims at creating efficient and effective institutional platforms of the rural poor enabling them to increase household income through sustainable livelihood enhancements and improved access to financial services. Artisans and Weavers are organized into self help groups and producers groups through the mission interventions and get support for their skill development and marketing .

NRLM has set out with an agenda to cover 7 Crore rural poor households, across 600 districts, 6000 blocks, 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats and 6 lakh villages in the country through self-managed Self Help Groups (SHGs) and federated institutions and support them for livelihoods collectives in a period of 8-10 years. In addition, the poor would be facilitated to achieve increased access to their rights, entitlements and public services, diversified risk and better social indicators of empowerment. NRLM believes in harnessing the innate capabilities of the poor and complements them with capacities (information, knowledge, skills, tools, finance and collectivization) to participate in the growing economy of the country.