Club Artizen will enable discovery. Artisans will discover new markets and contemporary products and consumers will discover the possibilities of responsible consumption and the hands behind the exquisite handicrafts of India!
Club Artizen hopes that eventually, it will become the first stop along a lifelong sustainable and responsible living journey.
ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
Hi, we are Anita and Meera, founders of Club Artizen.
Club Artizen as an idea evolved from our varied experiences. When Anita was a student in the U.S., she was surprised that her professors liked the wine stoppers and bangles that she gifted them, but did not know much about Indian craft. When she returned to India, she found the same pattern, where people knew more about crafts, but knowledge about the processes and a few lesser-known crafts was still missing. Not to mention, that craft purchases were one off and there was not much of a concerted effort to ensure that our shopping habits were sustainable.
Many artisans and organizations, on their part, had not kept up with trends—little to no attention was paid to contemporary products and/or colour trends.
Meera found that the narratives around handicrafts were often skewed toward charity, and not around empowerment and creating markets. She believes that should change.
After extensive travel discovering and connecting with artisans, the friends realized that the missing piece was “discovery” through contemporary design and curation — wherein artisans discover new products and markets; and consumers discover arts, crafts, and the people behind them.
Through this campaign, we aim to raise 5L to take that first step to realizing our dream!
Club Artizen is not an e-commerce website alone. You can buy handmade items at the store, but the idea behind the club is to create a community passionate about sustainable living and responsible consumption. We will feature stories about artisans and NGOs working in the space of creation, and resources to live more sustainably. We hope our members will take it a step further to find more ways to support the artisans by using their products, gifting them, placing bulk orders from the featured organizations directly.
The flagship product that members will receive is the Club Artizen Box: a carefully curated box with products made by the organizations we feature. Every member, depending on their plan, receives a box of their choice every six weeks.
Our panel of product designers create these products reimagined for their utility in contemporary homes. Through these products and the stories behind them, all members will be able to access more products from the source. All members also receive access to our exclusive store, exclusive articles and interactions with the artisans, and more.
THE SUBSCRIPTION BOXES
(For representative purpose only).
Our revenue is through our subscription plans:
With a combined experience of over 40 years, we complement each other, and would love to get this project up and running. With your support, we will take that leap of faith.
After pooling in from our personal savings, we seek your support for INR 500000 to take that first step to realizing our dream! Please be generous in your contributions.
All funders who contribute a minimum of INR 5000 get a three-month membership to Club Artizen.
PRODUCTS AT CLUB ARTIZEN
How can we fund this campaign with a Cheque?
Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd account details are as below
BANK NAME: HDFC Bank Limited.
BRANCH: Koramangala( Main Branch). City: Bengaluru - 560095.
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 50200013106778
IFSC CODE: HDFC0000053
Please draw a cheque in favour of "Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd", and deposit the cheque into the Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd HDFC Bank account (any branch across INDIA). After you deposit the cheque, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com with the following funder information.
1) Name of Funder:
2) Full address with Pin code:
3) Telephone/Mobile no and Email ID:
4) Cheque number:
5) Amount funded:
6) Whose campaign are you funding. (Name of the person OR campaign number/ID):
After the funds are received and the above details are verified, the fund amount will be transferred to the respective campaign. This can take from 1-3 working days.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept and is growing very quickly.
It’s a concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream.com is a crowdfunding platform in India that allows for such pooling of funds. You can fund innovations and ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding.