Tilonia - Artisans of India

Managing an Online Enterprise

Since 2003, in partnership with the US-based, Friends of Tilonia, Inc., the Barefoot College has operated this online enterprise for the sale and marketing of the Tilonia® product line of handcrafted, artisan- produced home textiles, womenʼs accessories and gifts.

Artisans earn supplemental income through sewing, needlework, embroidery, tie-dying, block printing and weaving. Designs and production methods draw on Indian craft traditions that are centuries old – but create modern opportunities for these rural women.

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Friends of Tilonia represents:

Colectivo 1050º
El Camino de Los Altos
Flor de Xochistlahuaca
Studio Xaquixe
Tilonia® Home Collection

available on www.SproutEnterprise.net
The Barefoot College

The Barefoot College

Tilonia, a small village in Rajasthan, India is the home of the Barefoot College. Since 1972, the College has worked to improve the lives of the rural poor by addressing basic needs for water, electricity, housing, health, education and income. Today, women from more than 60 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America have been trained by the College to solar electrify their own communities.

Friends of Tilonia

Tilonia® is a mission-driven enterprise building the business capacity and entrepreneurial skills of artisan enterprises in rural India. It is a joint initiative of the Barefoot College and Friends of Tilonia, Inc.

Friends of Tilonia, Inc. is a US non-profit organization which helps to support the rural development programs of the Barefoot College and its charitable affiliates.

Help create economic opportunities for women and girls in rural India.

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