The Craftmark is a certification that certifies genuine Indian handicraft products produced in a socially responsible manner, develops sector-wide minimum standards and norms for labelling a product as handmade and increases consumer awareness of distinct handicraft traditions and strengthens the supply chain from manufacturer to end consumer.

Area of Work

Weaving a New Story: Developing Sustainable Livelihoods Model for poor weavers in Benares (Traidcraft& DFID-PACS)

Build sustainable enterprises for weavers in Varanasi and improve their working conditions. [Read More]

Indian Artisans go Digital (Google)

Leverage technology to build capacities and create market linkages for artisans. [Read More]

Dalit Artisans' Empowerment Project (Tikau Share)

Empower Dalit bamboo artisans of Balasore, Orissa to improve their livelihood through bamboo craft based enterprise development. [Read More]

Tribal Craft Development Initiative (RBS Foundation)

Develop sustainable enterprises for tribal craft clusters in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka for livelihood generation through traditional craft skills. [Read More]

Mubarakpur Weavers Livelihood Intervention (SJNEFFL)

Handloom-based livelihood development for the Bohra Muslim community in Mubarakpur, UP. [Read More]

Going Green (European Union)

Contribute to economic competitiveness and poverty reduction in 6 textile clusters of Rajasthan and UP by reducing the socio-economic and environmental costs of production. [Read More]

The All India Artisans and Craftworkers Welfare Association (AIACA), established in 2004 as a Society, is a membership based organization for the handloom and handicrafts sector in India. It aims to develop craft based enterprises and explore new and commercially sustainable models of livelihood generation.

AIACA engages in policy advocacy; crafts-based entrepreneurship development; interventions in innovative design, product development and product diversification; capacity building of enterprises and crafts organizations on various aspects of business and production management; and facilitation of direct access to markets.

  • Craftmark presented 9 Craftmark members from across India at the “World Living Heritage Festival” by Maharana Mewar Charitable Foundation Trust and UNESCO

    Mar 24 2016
  • Craftmark presented 9 Craftmark members from across India at the “World Living Heritage Festival” by Maharana Mewar Charitable Foundation Trust and UNESCO from 19th to 23rd March 2016 at the City Palace, Udaipur. The festival was attended by various forei

    Mar 24 2016
  • Ross McEwan, CEO, RBS and Elaine Arden, Chief HR Officer, RBS engage with AIACA's project in Tamil Nadu supported by RBS Foundation India.

    Mar 17 2016
  • State Level Consultation on ‘Developing Sustainable Livelihood Opportunities for Varanasi Handloom Weavers’ in Varanasi on 15th December 2015.

    Dec 16 2015
  • AIACA organized a multi-stakeholder Artisan Empowerment Workshop in Srinagar during 2-3 Nov in partnership with INTACH J&K and EXIM Bank

    Nov 4 2015
  • Craftmark participated in the Festival of Lights exhibition at Dastkar Nature Bazaar during Oct 23 2015 to Nov 2 2015

    Nov 3 2015
  • Seminar on 'Handloom Spaces – Locating Mubarakpur as a paradigm for renewal' on 10th October 2015 at India International Center, Delhi.

    Oct 10 2015
  • AIACA joins hands with Google to launch ‘Indian Artisans Go Digital’ initiative

    Aug 21 2015
  • Aiaca Successfully Completed The 'Business Development Programme' With 33 Weavers In Varanasi During 15th-16th September 2015 At The Varanasi Weavers Hub.

    Sep 17 2015
  • AIACA and Industree Crafts Foundation successfully conducted an advanced workshop on Business Development in Bangalore with members of 6 craft enterprises.

    Sep 27 2015