Cheekotel and its affiliated funds (Cheekotel Venture Fund, Cheekotel Innovation, Cheekotel Development Catalyst, Cheekotel Foundation and Cheekotel Private Equity) have actively supported traditional arts and crafts in India. These include silk and woollen hand woven carpets, traditional textile, metal crafts, khadi and pashmina, natural perfumery materials, hand crafted furniture, porcelain arts and studio pottery and miniature paintings. Cheekotel has contributed to the artisan communities in the northern states of India in the form of professional time, expertise and resources

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Cheekotel Foundation helps amplify the impact of stated government initiatives

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Community Posts
Technology for weaves...
Cheekotel group engineers have invested significant resources in reinventing old techniques on vegetable dyes...
Cheekotel to help drive rural broadband...
Cheekotel has been working with rural communities to bring in the benefits of ubiquitous community wifi around the airjaldi model...
Agriculture spoilage prcvention
Fruits spoil because of ripening which is accompanied by the release of ethylene. Two ways to slow ripening are refrigerated storage and chemical blankets that prevent the release of ethylene...
Khadi fabric ecosystem revival...
Handwoven khadi continues to be the fabric of choice for night suits and bed linen...
Ergonomics of hand looms...
Substantial improvements can be attained in carpet or shawl weaving by improving the ergonomics of the looms used...
Porcelain painting
Cheekotel supports groups of senior citizens who want to pursue a family tradition in porcelain painting...
Child labor is an issue...
Cheekotel is working to accurately define the boundaries between vocational on the job training and child labor...
Silk in carpets...
Cheekotel is working to re invent and revitalise the traditional art of weaving carpets with wool on a silk base...
Gold Art
An interesting metal art from India is the handmaking of cooking utensils and tableware in silver and gold....
Attars and natural perfumes...
Mughal ero grandeur is being recreated from perfumes based on natural essential oils of floral origin...
Super critical fluid extraction...
Trace elements and micro components of floral perfumes can be better recovered...
Art of the patola saree...
Weaving techniques such as the patola and maheshwari...
Organic farming for ayurveda and perfumery...
Organic farming has been found to significantly improve...
Encouraging Ayurveda...
Ayurveda as an ancient seience has global appeal...
Digital Bollywood
The bollywood ecosystem can be harnessed for the creation of content for verticals like education and healthcare...
Improving cultural awareness ....
Westernisation of our soeiety often makes youngsters strangers to our own heritage...
Super biking events...
India is the largest two wheelor market in the world...
Protecting our environment...
Smokeless stoves offer great advantages...
Childrens nutrition
Vegetarian protein sources are necessary to support our large population of growing kids...
Jains need ceramics
Bone China products often hurt the sensibilities of staunchly vegetarian communities...
Tea Gardens...
Ensconced in the Himalayas, the tea industry of India...
Tribal artefacts of India
Tribal areas of India produce interesting artefacts in local materials....
Chips for authenticity...
Cheekotel is helping artisan communities embed chips in their weaves...