Setting Up And Training In A Grassroot Workshop

Some pointers based on my experience with working with rural and urban community members

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The key purpose of the training program is always, “how do we enable increased access to livelihood opportunities for the community.” Mapping and exploring their  outside environment, and their inner fears and insecurities. Understanding their skills and available resources as  a group is key to a successful setting up and running of a social enterprise.

objectives of the training are:

  • Developing mechanisms to identify problems, gaps , needs or challenges in their environment and to come up with practical solutions.
  • Identifying and articulating their individual skills, knowledge, passion, talent – whatever they can bring to the table
  • Ideas to put all available resources, land, capital and time to productive use of earning an increased income and reduce unemployment
  • Be able to initiate AND run a sustainable social enterprise. Take responsibility and ownership.

    Inspirational quote – Bill Drayton , Ashoka

    Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give fish or teach you how to fish. they will not rest until they have changed the fishing industry

Canvas and Digital Printing !!!!!!!

Digital Printing Technique is one of the most versatile technique that works on almost all colors. The amazing quality of digital printing is that you can get many colors in one print. The versatility is also extended to the materials (that is) it works on almost every material like leather, firehose, canvas etc.

Here is a sample for you – Conserve India’s Canvas Digital Printed Sling Bag



Textile Scrapes !!!!!!!

Textile scrapes are umbrella term for variety of materials like used clothes, discarded fibrous materials and clothing scraps from manufacturing processes. They are very versatile and can be used to create variety of fashion accessories

Here are some samples from our collection

Textile Scrapes Tote


 Textile Scrapes Cosmetic Pouch


The craziest you can do is -do nothing about it !!!!!!!

There is little doubt that climate change is the most pressing issue of our time. It affects all 7.3 billion of us. The Pope, Barack Obama and even Elon Musk have said we all ought to do our share to fix it. Yet most of us don’t know what to do or where to start.

Our friends at Republic of Change have come up with an interesting idea to get people involved by planting trees for $1 each. It’s a great way to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and they have some great perks for those who want to plant more than a handful of trees.

You might want to check out their campaign and plant a tree or three

You can check out the campaign HERE

I am someone!!!!!!!

If you’re ready to join the doers making change happen, check out what our friends at Republic of Change are up to. .

You can check out the campaign HERE


Trees give us the oxygen we breathe !!!!!!!

You can help turn this around by planting a tree for only $1. You can’t even buy a cup of coffee for $1.

You can check out the campaign HERE


Plant a Tree !!!!!!!

Our friends at Republic of Change are uniting everyday heroes to plant trees.

You probably know climate change affects all 7.3 billion of us. Planting trees is a great way for us to do our share by helping remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Scientists at the UN, NASA, NOAA and IPCC agree that trees are the best technology we have available today to combat the effects of climate change.

You might want to check out their campaign and consider planting a tree for just $1.

You can check out the campaign HERE

Every small action matters !!!!!!!

If you want to take part in a movement of everyday heroes making the world a better place, check out what our friends at Republic of Change are up to

You can check out the campaign HERE


Taking on Climate Change !!!!!!!

Our friends at Republic of Change are bringing together everyday heroes to take on climate change.

They’re running a wonderful campaign to remove CO2 from the atmosphere by planting mangrove trees. You can join them by planting a tree for $1 or you can support them by picking up beautiful, sustainable holiday cards, eco-designer tees and other fantastic rewards. But hurry because the campaign ends soon.

You can check out the campaign HERE

Baseball cap !!!!!!!

Baseball cap is a type of cap with rounded crown and stiff peak projecting in the front. Name may sound like sports centric one!!!! But in reality, these caps finds its use in varied places. Baseball cap are used in Professional set-up like United States Armed Forces. And then, as a part of  commercial marketing, companies etch base ball caps with their logo and give the same as free gift. In fact this promotional use, even fetch a name called “gimme cap” for baseball cap.

At Conserve India, baseball caps are part of our collection. Below is a Unisex Leather Baseball Cap!


Embellishments !!!!!!!

Embellishments are decorative detail or ornamental feature added to a fashion accessory or a textile product to make it more attractive. At Conserve India, we have huge number of embellished collections in our catalog.

1. Satin & Leather Embellished Belt 


2. Black & Gold Leather Embellished Cap


3. Black & Silver Leather Embellished Cap


Marvelous Motifs !!!!!!!

Technically, Motif is a smaller element in a much larger textile embroidery work. Smaller Motifs are made one at a time and joined together to get the final product. Another unique feature of motif is that, the pattern and stitches used in motif vary greatly with just one unifying factor. Texture, Stitch Pattern, Color etc are some of the common unifying factor. One can motifs in purses, textiles, blankets etc.

We have also used “Motif” in our catalogs. Below is an Faux Leather Clutch with Hand Stitched Motif and Up-Cycled Silk Lining!


Oh Shiny Satin !!!!!!!

Satin is a special type of weave that typically has a glossy shiny surface on one side and dull back. This weave imparts high luster.  It is commonly used in fashion industry for evening gowns, neck ties etc. It also finds a special place in Interior Designing world for furnishing fabrics. It is often the fabric of choice, when luxury is the style quotient.

Having said that. high end fashion accessories is our forte. So, we have also used Satin in our catalogs.  Below is an satin embellished belt, one of our prized product!!!!!!!!