Registered in the UK with a local operating subsidiary based in Bangalore, India, The Karigar Foundation is an independent charity that is managed by a Board of Trustees drawn from both the UK and India.
We are committed to helping skilled artisans remain with their families and local communities, establishing local regional training centres with tutors who can communicate in their own language using high quality specialist teaching materials to deliver a unique and highly practical 12 month course.
Our intention is to help individuals to develop their own luxury brands and gain an understanding of how marketing works.
We also have a goal to help make India a global centre for sustainable luxury production. It’s a big ambition but it is the future for all global brands, and by future-proofing their ways of working the artisans can attract customers and clients for whom ethical working and sustainable practices are essential.
We will provide employment to the very best students from each centre who demonstrate talent, ambition and dedication, helping them to continue to develop their skills under Apprentice schemes run at Centres of Excellence, with the opportunity for higher wages and a profit share whilst remaining close to their home communities.
Sustainable Luxury: Made in India. Let’s make it happen.