“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” -Benjamin Disraeli
Indigenous cultures, crafts and traditions contain the spirits of individuals and communities and are a substantial medium to preserve rich traditional art, heritage, and culture, traditional skills and talents which are associated with people’s lifestyle, and history and therefore of intrinsic importance. Together the handicrafts and handloom sector employs more than 10 million people in India, the largest employer after agriculture. We are on a mission to empower the artisans, weavers, women, persons with disabilities, jail inmates, migrants, refugees and tribal communities employed across this sector in India, connect them directly to customers all over the globe and help them secure sustainable livelihoods.
Lithics.in is an online marketplace for handcrafted lifestyle products that contribute to a social or environmental cause. Our extensive product range includes unique and quality handicrafts, handloom, paintings, organic and natural products for all your home and living, work, gifting and personal care needs.
Behind every product at Lithics.in, there are stories. Of women supporting their families with their skill and craft. Of indigenous communities and artisans leading lives with dignity while sharing their rich culture with the world through their work. Of those who cannot hear, speak, see or aren’t ‘normal’. Of those trying to forget a tumultuous past and hoping to lead a new life. Stories of aspirations, hope, happiness and positive change. Stories never told before.
We solicit your support to bring opportunities to millions across India and preserve heritage and culture