Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED are all set to launch ‘GO TRIBAL CAMPAIGN’ in association with Amazon Global at the India Habitat Centre on 28th June 2019. The collaboration aims to create awareness and promote tribal arts and crafts, as well as aid in socio-economic welfare of over 700 Indian tribes.
Amazon as a part is global marketing initiative will be releasing three distinctive initiatives of ‘Tribes India’ in the form of ‘Go Tribal’ Campaign comprising of ‘Tribes of India Heritage Collection’ and ‘Tribes of India Natural Collection’. With an array of product range, the heritage collection includes handcrafted textiles like ikats, silks and pashminas; tribal jewellery like dokras and banjaras, gifts and pottery, while the natural collection includes Telangana coffees, Uttarakhand soaps, Karnataka spices and more. The line will be available at Amazon and Tribes India website.The launch will be followed by a unique fashion skit of carefully crafted embroidered pieces by Gramin VikasEvam Chetna Sansthan of Rajasthan. Named after the president of GCVS, Ruma Devi herself, the Ruma Devi collection is an assortment which promotes traditional craft of applique and tanka work created by tribal women artisans of Barmer. Gramin Vikas Evam ChetnaSansthan, awarded with Nari Shakti Samaan by President of India this year, is a grassroots organisation which aims to empower women artisans through Self-Help groups (SHGs).
Smt Renuka Singh Saruta, Union Minister of State Tribal Affairs and the chief guest of the programme believes that tribal arts and crafts of India are truly unique and unexplored and says, ‘Online market has no geographical boundaries! Through this initiative we want to promote the tribal communities of India and their art while helping them to go global and providing them opportunities to attain a sustainable livelihood. Today’s youth are embracing native fashion and lifestyle more than ever and itsimportant to reach them.’Shri Pravir Krishna, IAS, MD, TRIFED explains, ‘The careful precision and handcrafted intricacy of the works of tribal master craftsmen from across India will be showcased through the ‘go tribal’ campaign. Our association with Amazon will help us reach worldwide.’
About TRIFEDThe Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) came into existence in 1987. It is a national-level apex organization functioning under the administrative control of Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India. The approach involves capacity building, imparting need based trainings, exploring marketing possibilities for products in national as well as international markets, brand building and creating opportunities for marketing on sustainable basis.The ultimate objective of TRIFED is socio-economic development of tribal people in the country by way of marketing development of the tribal products on which the lives of tribals depends heavily as they spend most of their time and derive major portion of their income.