Hasti is a producer-owned e-commerce portal exclusively for traceable handmade products that connects producers directly to customers and retail markets. We uphold three core values: Design, Ownership, and Transparency. The products on this platform are unique and handmade. Each has a story: from the material to the design to the producer, the products you find on Hasti are one-of-a-kind, and sustain livelihoods in the creative manufacturing sector.
Hasti is aimed at building trust by setting up mechanisms of transparency and traceability for materials and payments. Material traceability means that products are authentic and environmentally friendly. Payment traceability is not only great for customers, but also helps build a cashless model of digital financial inclusion where producers’ incomes are traceable, allowing them to build a credit history. This credit history enables them to take loans for their independent enterprises, giving them freedom of choice and even the ability to buy land, take housing loans on their names and hence have rights over their property. Buying on Hasti means helping us build a better value chain for creative producers in India.