The word ‘Shreni’ comes from ancient Indian trade guilds that were formed for occupations. These guilds were inextricably intertwined with the economy - from the supply chain to the markets, these guilds were woven throughout the socio-economic fabric of India. Our philosophy comes from these very groups, prominent in the Buddhist Era, and our aim is to revive these Shrenis. We are working towards rekindling the same essence of autonomy, economic structure, and community sentiment that existed in ancient India.
Our efforts are also directed towards providing market access to the communities that we work with. We source products directly from them, to eliminate exploitative middlemen. This channel ensures that our artisans and weavers get fair returns for their work. Every purchase you make with us contributes directly towards ensuring sustainable livelihoods for the Shreni member that you’re buying from.