Sevya

 

Following their name, meaning "caring through service" in Sanskrit, Sevya is dedicated to preserving indigenous art forms and cultures of India by supporting artisan communities who uphold these traditions.

  • Sevya was founded in 2002 and is the brain child of renowned teacher of Vedanta Swami Dayananda Saraswati, who worked throughout his life to nurture a culture of dharma and caring throughout India
  • Sevya supports artisan groups that have little access to marketing avenues by reviving endangered art forms and showcasing their products in the global arena
  • Sevya works with thousands of artisans throughout India including weavers, blockprinters, embroiderers, and jewelry makers
  • Artisans are members of cooperatives and non-profit organizations and often the entire village is involved in some aspect of the craft from dyeing the yarn to setting the loom, weaving, and hand-tasseling.
  • Member of the Fair Trade Federation, which verifies and monitors fair trade practices.