To transform the Indian
crafts sector through education, innovation and integrated development.
Our vision is to revitalize traditional craft concepts, introduce new ideas, cultivate visionary leadership and provide inspiring platforms for interaction and exchange. CDI will establish partnerships with organizations and institutions to generate employment and build resources for the handicrafts industry.

The Context

The domestic crafts sector is the second largest employment provider and has the inherent potential to co-participate the country’s growth and development. However, rising competition and oversaturated global markets have made it increasingly difficult to sustain business profitability at the cottage industry scale. The Indian handicraft sector is struggling to evolve its competence and build sectoral capacity & capability in response to the challenges it faces. 

To bridge this disparity, it is imperative that initiatives are taken to give impetus to this sector through education, training, infrastructure building and other policy measures.