Zishta is a brand that has a vision to revive traditional crafts from authentic clusters and to bring back as many of such crafts from rural artisans, back into the mainstream, as these products have immense value in terms of culture, health, and utility value and contributes immensely to sustainable living.
Zishtahas been catering to over 75,000+ customers across India and globally with a presence in 21+ countries through their online platform and exclusive retail store in Bangalore. Zishta is expanding through retail to get closer to customers to provide deeper information and knowledge. They are excited to launch their first retail presence in Chennai.
Zishta was started in July 2016 by three passionate people whose vision was to revive traditional wisdom from the roots. The vision is to revive traditional craftsfrom where they originated centuries earlier. Zishta is authentic to the traditions by working directly with the same cluster of rural artisans who have been handcrafting these products using traditional techniques mastered by their ancestors and passed along.
There is a wealth of traditional wisdom in these places which is documentedand made sure such knowledge is available for everyone. They do this by travelling to nook and corner of the country, spend time with the artisans and the community around, understand the traditional value and authenticity, and document the same. The founders have travelled the length and breadth of many states interacting with several artisan clusters in rural areas.
Zishta also aims at creating sustainable livingthrough the revival of these ancient products. They take the authentic traditions to the next level by testing the products for their purity in the modern world. They test all the products in an independent NABL accredited lab and the traditional products comply with RoHS standards (Restriction of Hazardous Substances).
In the last 4+ years, Zishtahas revived over 250+ products from around 50+ clusters working with 500+ artisans from across 14 states in the country: Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Orissa, West Bengal, Assam, Manipur, Kashmir, Chattisgarh, Punjab. Their customer base spreads across India and in International markets. So far internationally, Zishta has catered to over 21+ countries.
When: 19th of April, 2021
Where: Weddings & Marigolds Studio, 18/12, Lakshmanan Street, T Nagar, Chennai.