An Advisory team which looks over the macro of our activities and mentors for the whole team to stay close to the vision and mission in all our pursuits.
Kirti is the Cofounder and Director of Ecociate, a knowledge organisation having expertise and experience in sectors like Rural Enterprise, Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Nutrition.
He is known for his contribution and expertise in building market led solutions to developmental and social challenges. He has supported a large number of organisations in Government, Social and Private sectors in India and the neighbouring countries.
Leadership in connecting people , private , government and technology for public service delivery.
Architect of the first financial inclusion cum Electronics benefits delivery program in government , first digital census for SECC and just -in - time financial architecture for MGNREGS in Andhra Pradesh. She has completed her B.com from Madras University.
Former Professor and Chairperson for Center of Education in Social Sector at SPJIMR,
where she conceptualized and headed the Post Graduate Programme in Development Management which got international accreditation. She has over 4 decades of teaching experience up to MPhil. She has presented papers at National and International conferences and has published research papers in peer review journals. She is a visiting faculty, consultant to B Schools and on management & academic committees of educational institutions. She is on the board of NGOs, has led many grassroot projects and is mentoring, advising many NGOs across India. She is consulting, being jury and Audit committee of CSR organisations. Her area of work and research interests are SROI, SDGs, Employee Volunteering, CSR and Gandhian Studies.
My name is Narender Kumar. I am currently an Advisory Board member at Tisser Artisan Trust.
I am an independent non-profit organization management professional currently working at World Bank Group. My roles include: Enable and Support building sustainable community federations of SHGs promoted by various state rural livelihoods projects supported by Bank. I am very passionate about my work.
In 2008, co-founded Rang De, India’s trusted peer to peer lending platform that enables everyday citizens to invest in entrepreneurs from low-income backgrounds and create sustainable livelihoods.
Our mission is to expand access to low-cost credit and help overcome poverty in India.In 2017, the peer to peer lending space was regulated by RBI and to comply Rang De has transitioned into an NBFC P2P (Non-banking Financial Company). He hold the role of Managing Director at Rang De. In 2012, was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship. Was part of the Vignette Professional Services team in EMEA. Worked extensively with clients such as Nokia, British Airways, Standard Bank (South Africa), MBC and some of the leading companies across the region.
A core management team comprising of the founder and other highly professional committed team members
Dr Megha Phansalkar
“I like work it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours”
Urban Regional Planner with an experience of 20 years in the development sector.
I am Dr Megha Phansalkar who specializes in community led development in rural water supply, rural/ urban sanitation, and rural development with focus on livelihoods.
I work with World Bank since 2007 in multiple water sanitation and Livelihood projects
I as an advisor with CUI (Centre for Urban Innovation) help the center pilot innovation and take them to scale to make the urban cities a better place to live.
My work experience with Non-Governmental Organizations, Government Departments and International Agencies brings a multi-dimensional, multi-stakeholder approach in working for partnerships and convergence to address developmental issues.
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
A fashion and textile designer,
and the winner of the “Lady Entrepreneur “award conferred upon her by Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce in the year 1996. Experience in the industry amounts to thirty years and in academics for the last 10 years As a highly skilled fashion designing professional with a proven experience in building professional relationships, developing essential and successful designs as per market inclination. I got enormous experience in the fashion industry which is as follows
Designed and developed a range of shirts for Rio shirts for National Garment Fair.
Developed Patterns for international market with India’s senior and renowned Fashion Designer Pallavi Jaikishen’s Yogche international.
Have been appointed as Associate Director Global School of Business and as a head of Management School manage Marketing and Sales Strategies for the business, Recruited appropriate manpower for all the departments as HR, counseling Mentored Students, Coordinated for interdepartmental activity, managed department, administration, marketing and promotion activity.
A Cluster Team includes coordinators who provides as a link between Tisser’s vision and the regional coordinators of rural clusters. They chalk out activities, plan training sessions, assign responsibilities on the work site and ensure a smooth run with partners and artisans. They are the real providers when it comes to ensuring comfort to artisans to be able to participate and benefit.
Madhavi P. Maynil
I am a Post Graduate in Applied Chemistry (Textiles).
With a natural flair for engaging with people( community as a whole), I took up the opportunity to work with TISSER. Working on ground has given me a vast knowledge about the social sector. With an experience of about 4 years,I have witnessed the positive impact of the projects in the socio - economic and emotional lives of the rural women. This gives me immense pleasure and motivates me all the more to work towards the betterment of the rural masses.
I am Anand Subhash Waghmare, I have become MSW and I have almost 19 years of experience in the social field
I have been working as field coordinator in TISSER ARTISAN TRUST for the last 2 years Depending on the merits, guidance is given from time to time on raising the financial status of the family by providing guidance on eternal livelihood, I have had the opportunity to share my past experience with women in self help groups through TISSER as well as other projects like Warli Kala Project REVIVE PROJECT, KVIC, DIC, PMEGY, SFURTI, Tribal Department, as well as various government schemes. And I am very thankful to TISSER ARTISAN TRUST for this. Thanks & RegardsAnand Waghmare
“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success”.
My name is Manoj Yeole.
I work as an Admin at Tisser Rural Handicraft Pvt Ltd. My major work is monitoring the use of equipment and supplies within the office, Handling all the courier related work assigned, Timely submission of all the office documents/ applications at other offices, centers, Maintain office supply inventory, office services like handling outdoor office work, visiting the bank time to time for submitting relevant documents, cheques, drafts, deposit cash etc.
” You are the greatest project you will ever work on”
Hello Everyone, I’m Yojna Shivaji Wakchaure. I work as a project developer and designer.
My educational Qualification is Fashion design, MBA in Design from MIT
For Me teaching in Rural Areas have been the greatest act of optimism.
As a project developer & designer I Manage different projects and activities which I have to implement them on cluster level with trainer and Artisans. I handle all Thane District cluster in that I have to do cluster work schedule, trainer work schedule, planning for different types of session for Artisan, Production planning as per cluster performance and skills of Artisan , quality checking of products, packaging is right or not as per product, making all types of documentary report as per requirement of project, making weekly production data, maintain all raw material list like fabric, color, OHP sheet, brush etc..
Best part of my work is i get paid for what I love to do.
Best thing about working with tisser is it gives me opportunity to make other artists life beautiful and meaningful in the most sophisticated way.
A design team which does the integral part of understanding the cultural background of an art form, translate into product designs in accordance with the market and communicate it to our artisans. With a mix of established architects and design graduates, they are credit to the craft and aesthetic of our products.
Lead Designer (Fabric)
“You don’t know the impact of your work, until you see a smile.”
My Name is Pratiksha Jadhav, The Textile Designer with Tisser.
For any designer it is a dream come true to see their design come alive from concept to production. Here at Tisser, we do not just design products for the client but the entire system end to end. I make sure my designs are optimised for the artisans to learn and adopt smoothly, they can be manufactured without hassle and only the specimen of highest quality workmanship reach our clients. As a result, it’s not just the client who is happy but our entire team can bask in satisfaction of having achieved something special. As much as I practice unconventional & creative pursuits, i also build it around discipline so that the structure helps us to grow more & more without compromising on the finer aspects.
Hello! My name is Radhika Thakur and I work with Tisser in the capacity of an Interior Designer.
Being a part of the Tisser team has provided me varied opportunities to work in the field of design. With my work I attempt to ensure that we fulfil our vision of #HarGharMeinBharat. With the evolving design landscape in India in recent years, we have found the need to go back to our roots and rediscover ourselves. This has provided us with an impetus to integrate the old and the new in order to create something beautiful. We create a combined experience of contemporary services and Traditional Indian artforms to deliver a unique design solution. Making traditional artforms accessible and helping you adorn your homes with exquisite designs is a part of my work at Tisser.
“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” Thats what my moto is.
My name is M. Asim Shaikh. I am the Product Developer of Tisser.
I develop products with my own creativity and skills and give the products a personal touch. I showcase my skills and talents by being dedicated and sincere in my work. i enjoy meeting new people and learning about their lives and backgrounds and easily find common interests with strangers and tends to make most people feel comfortable. I deal in making customised products of various categories like Home decor, Home Furnishing Corporate Gifting and Tableware Accessories
“Sometime you gotta create what you want to be part of.”
Fashion design is the art of applying design and natural beauty to clothing and its accessories
Hello!! My name is Ruby Mourya and I work with Tisser India as a fashion Designer. What I think, fashion is important because it reflects the culture of a country. changes our life with time
Fashion is not restricted to self-expression only but also a means of self-empowerment and confidence.
To be honest, the very word “fashion” attracts everyone. To put it in simple words, it is basically the style of wearing clothes, accessories and ornaments according to the ruling trends or one’s own individual preferences. Fashion, in essence, is the art of transforming a simple attire into one that of elegance
Hello My name is Ramzan Ali. I have been working for several years in TAT.
I am responsible for constructing, altering, repairing, or modifying garments. My work over here also include training Artisan in the same domain. I always aim for getting best fitting for our customer. My approach has always been customer centric.
Hello My name is Chetan Nirmal. I am an Assistant Tailor in Tisser Artisans Trust.
My work in TAT is to cut and measure fabric according to a pattern or design, mark garments to note where alterations are necessary and assist our Head Tailor regarding any other work. It gives me immense pleasure whenever I see someone wearing garments made by me.
Hi my name is Anshul Singh. I work in Tisser as a Merchandiser and Assistant Production Management.
Develop buying plans, negotiate with vendors, and order merchandise, including travelling to fashion runway and trade shows to find and purchase the hottest fashions. From manufacturers to retail stores and everything in between, a lot of work goes into getting clothes and related accessories off the racks and into Manufacturer fashion merchandising professionals may work directly with fashion designers to find ways to make designs more affordable and desirable for consumers, with consideration for fabric selection, production methods, and promotions. consumers’ closets. At the manufacturing level, fashion merchandising involves forecasting the popularity of clothing shapes and colors, estimating sizes and quantities needed, and determining the optimum price for selling the clothing to retailers.
Hello my name is Pooja Ravanang and I work with Tisser as a textile designer.
Fashion changes over time as things go into & out of fashion, clothes get worn out, people get bored of always looking the same, Clothing, fashion and accessories designers are the most popular job held by textile design graduates. I make sure my designs are optimized for the artisans to learn and adopt smoothly, they can be manufactured without hassle and only the specimen of highest quality workmanship reach our clients. In the textile design industry, you can use your creative flair and ability to generate ideas and concepts for creating innovative clothing.
“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things”
Hello my name is Amaresh Singh and i work with Tisser as Merchandiser
My role at Tisser includes the following:
As a merchandiser support and conduct the tasks in multiple projects; monitor store inventory based on sales and intake, Follow up systems for production planning and execution. Plan and develop merchandising strategies that balance customers’ expectations and company’s objectives; analyse sales figures, customers reactions and market trends to anticipate product needs and plan product ranges/stock; build constructive customer relationships and team with channel partners to build pipeline and close deals; remain up to date with industry’s best practices
An Operations team, looks over the meticulous task of managing funds in the long and short of it, from the pay of artisans to the funding from partners, investors, brands etc. Despite being in the challenging business of sustaining livelihoods for a young company, the details of sheets and the statements always tally to its T.
Team manager / Hr
“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.” Is the motto for my Life.
My name is Shirin Siddiqui..
and as the quote depicts continuous struggle makes a person capable of success and hence is capable of leading a great team that’s what is my job title as a “Team Manager”. My work is to handle the team, make offer letters, record attendance, take monthly task sheets, make budget proposals, register for various startups, awards, collaboration.
A Regional Coordinators team, our first touch base with the artisans fill the gap between the needs of artisans and the vision of Tisser India. They are the best friends of our artisans, for they get the chance to interact most with them for fun or an addressal. While sharing laughs with the artisan team, they also document their stories of impact with pictures, videos, or by lending a compassionate ear.
Coordinator (West Region)
“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”
My name is Yakub Mohammed.
I am currently working with Tisser as Regional Co-ordinator for North India, for Handicraft, Handwork, Traditional Handicraft promotion with Rural Women Artisan.
20 years working experience in Development Sector, the details as under
Worked in the field of Panchayati Raj System, Nrega, Pesa Act (Panchayt Extiontion of Schedule Area), Unorganized Sector and Street Vendors, Homebased workers, Traditional Artisan, Unskilled labour and employment generation programme. Worked in the field of Rural and Social Development as Project Co-ordinator & freelance researcher (in Government –Non-Government Organisation partnership project). The work assigned to me was for Field Implementation, Research and Survey, Impact Study, IEC Activity for Project, Data Collection and Data Analysis, Report and Documentation. Apart this participated in State & District level Training Programme on different issues. Also experience in the field of community mobilizing, training and capacity building and awareness generation programme
A Marketing & Sales team which finds and audience for our products. With a mix of online and offline strategies, word-of-mouth and curated campaigns, the marketing team swooshes its wand to scale the love and labour of our artisans.
“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. It is natural consequence of consistency applying basics fundamentals”.
My name is Fatema Nalwala.
I am currently working as a Sales Supervisor at Tisser Artisan. I have the following responsibilities at Tisser :
Recognize and reach out to clients in businesses by generating B2B sales with mobile and laptop at the unit and home as required; Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Manage South Asia Portal and onboard artisans end to end on a daily basis.
Support Sales team in field with product details; Handle any other unit based activity as required.
Sharmila much opposite to her name, the iron lady of pinkathon who along with Mr. Milind soman revolutionized the idea of pinkathon – an opportunity for women to come out of their cocoons and shine bright.
A woman of substance who has dedicated her life for empowering women physically and mentally shares her profound pinkathon journey with us here. Her life revolves around her daughter, pinkathon, and all women whom she can make stronger and independent.
Hello my name is Milind Mane and I work with Tisser as a Business Development and Sales Manager.
I believe in working hard and giving my 100 percent commitment towards achievement of goals for the success of the company. My current role at Tisser is as follows : Qualify leads from marketing campaigns as sales opportunities; managing both our existing sales pipeline and developing new business opportunities; take a lead role in the development of proposals and presentations for new business materials to create and nurture business opportunities and partnerships; assist in the coordination and implementation of marketing strategies, and delegate tasks that achieve strategic goals
“Focus on how to be social, not on how to do social”
Hello, I am Roshni Kothari.
I am a social media manager and content writer at Tisser Artisan Trust.
It is really grateful to work with such creative people.
My education qualification is Diploma in Electronics and communication engineering and diploma in Fashion and textile designing.
I handle all the social media platforms and model for Tisser. I have been taking interviews of our women artisans and making case studies. For me social media is to build something 100 people love, not something 1 million people kind of like.
I have been modelling for Tisser since 3 months and for me it's not about being perfect. Take care of your costume, your confidence will take care of itself.
“Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer
Hello to the person reading this, My name is Vivek Singh. I work as a Website Manager and Digital Marketer in Tisser.
As a Website Manager, I Manage different websites of Tisser, designing editing and building UX/UI so that people visiting our website are comfortable navigating website, searching for their products without any glitches, as a Digital Marketer I send bulk email to our subscriber of our website, of any newsletter, new launches or offers, Develop and manage digital marketing campaigns, Manage organization’s website, Optimize content for the website and social networking channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., Track the website traffic flow and provide internal reports regularly, come up with different strategies for online advertising, running campaigns of Sem, SMM, etc and other digital works.
“Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.”.
My name is Asgar Khan. I work in Tisser Artisans Trust as E commerce Executive.
In TAT I handle various Ecommerce portal like Amazon, Go Coop and many others, day to day uploading, checking orders and reporting the same to the concerned department is my scope of work. Apart from that I also trouble shoot any error faced on the portals. I am having more than 4 years of experience in the same field, working in TAT always give me pleasure as I become one of the part towards helping women leaving in rural areas.
“Inspiration not just a word But a deep Observation”
Hello My Name Is Rishi Talreja I am Working with Tisser India as a Fashion Designer Intern.
Fashion design is the art of applying design and natural beauty to clothing and its accessories. Fashion is not restricted to self-expression only but also a means of self-empowerment and confidence. Being a part of the Tisser team has provided me varied opportunities to work in the field of design. We create a combined experience of contemporary services and Traditional Indian artforms to deliver a unique design solution and discover a new version of artform in minds of people.
“Great personal style is an extreme curiosity about yourself”
Hii my name is Praniti Rahate.
I work with intern textile designer. I develop products with my own creativity and skills and give the products a personal touch. Clothing, fashion and accessories designers are the most popular job held by textile design graduates. Textile geometry is the creative and technical process by which thread or yarn fibers are woven together or interlaced to form a flexible, functional, and decorative cloth or fabric which is subsequently printed upon or otherwise adorned
“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak”
Hi my name is Seema Pal and I work with Tisser as a intern fashion designer.
I think Fashion is about expressing your identity, showing someone who you are through your fashion choices and using your clothes to tell someone something about you. It is about you. Fashion is something we deal with everyday. Even people who say they don’t care what they wear choose clothes every morning that say a lot about them and how they feel that day. One certain thing in the fashion world is change.
Hello my name is Anjali Jaiswar I work with Tisser as a intern fashion designer.
I think Fashion is about expressing your identity, showing someone who you are through your fashion choices and using your clothes to tell someone something . Some people know fashion as creating attitude , some people view as heaven thing. So yep. For me fashion is love, creativity and confidence.
Hello my name is Kajal Patwa I work with Tisser as a intern fashion designer.
Fashion is always changing and cannot be judged by personal vision, it is a different element of fashion for each era and more often than not fashion is itself. Fashion can bring a sense of pleasure and elegance, purity, class, and difference, promoting a better life. And all we need to do is to navigate fashion sensibly. Fashion when you utilize to the maximum potential can have an extreme impact and influence on your life then you realize.
“The best way to promote handcrafted textiles is to wear them!”
My name is Gayatri Mone , I am a Textile Designer at Tisser.
Recently I have started working with Tisser and surely it's a complete package of good experience, excellent work and a very helpful team.
I like to create traditional as well as abstract prints. I love to explore a variety of colour schemes in my designs.I feel good design and beautiful colour scheme are like warp and weft of the fabric both extremely important. As a designer, i believe in combination of traditional and modern as it's the best way to attract young buyers and make them aware about the beauty of handmade textiles.