In its initial years, Coppre was supported by INTACH Pune (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage). Subsequently, Coppre was spun off as a social enterprise in its endeavour to sustain this heritage craft through market outreach and design intervention.
FORBES MARSHALL FOUNDATION
The Forbes Marshall Foundation provided a grant that enabled the initiation of a livelihood project with copper artisans in 2012. They continue to support us through strategic inputs and outreach.
Established in 2006, the Craftmark initiative helps denote genuine Indian handicrafts, develop sector-wide minimum standards and norms for certifying and labeling handcrafted products, to increase consumer awareness of distinct handicraft traditions.
The Artisan Alliance, an initiative of the Aspen Global Innovators Group at the Aspen Institute, works to unlock economic value in the artisan sector. The Alliance collaborates with key partners, including Kiva and the U.S. Department of State's Office of Global Women's Issues, to develop resources that support the sustainable growth of artisan businesses.
Studio Coppre is a proud member of the Nest Artisan Guild, a global community of over 400 artisan businesses practicing diverse craftsmanship across more than 70 nations. In partnership with Nest, a non-profit 501(c)3, we are working towards a more inclusive global economy that brings increased opportunity to our craftspeople, their families, and our communities.
Studio Coppre is a member of Creative Dignity, a movement that has brought together diverse creative professionals and practitioners on a common platform, to enable artisans to become equal and active participants in building a thriving ecosystem that brings well-being for the planet and people.
Studio Coppre is a Community Member at Good Market, a curated community of social enterprises, cooperatives, responsible businesses, voluntary initiatives, networks, and changemakers.
Proud member of the MovingWorlds Global Network and part of the S-Grid program for social enterprises