The business enterprise of AVANI, The Kumaon EarthCraft Self-Reliant Cooperative is an artisans’ collective, working with the revival of the traditional craft of hand spinning, hand weaving and natural dyeing. It has created a sustainable rural enterprise that strengthens the local economy by creating conservation based livelihood opportunities for rural communities. EarthCraft produces and markets high quality, naturally dyed silk and wool textiles as well as natural dye extracts and pigments along with natural paints and crayons which are sold in the domestic and international markets.
Mercy for Earth is a Non-Government Organization, Founded by Ignacio Barsottelli.
Mercy for Earth seeks to increase public awareness, educate and mobilize the community by understanding environmental issues through research, the media and educational programs.