It is a joint initiative of the Barefoot College and Friends of Tilonia, Inc.
Since 2003, in partnership with the US-based, Friends of Tilonia, Inc., the artisan enterprise, Hatheli Sansthan, has operated the online enterprise www.Tilonia.com for the sale and marketing of the Tilonia® product line of handcrafted, artisan- produced home textiles, womenʼs accessories and gifts.
Hatheli Sansthan helps rural artisans gain new skills and develop new designs.
Nearly 400 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 and men.