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Rope story finds a place in the Kochi edition of the popular daily Deccan Chronicle


ROPE International featured in the leading daily The Hindu


ROPE International partners with ACCION International and Muthoot Pappachan Group, Kerala in a NABARD funded skill training and entrepreneurship development initiative among rural women. The initiative aims to train 300 rural women entrepreneurs in the production of handmade and eco friendly products and market their products through ROPE International


ROPE International selected as one of the top 25 social enterprises of the country by Outlook Business magazine


Report on an independent study of ROPE’s impact on its artisans and suppliers was released by Villgro Foundation. The study finds that ROPE artisans have seen an average increase of Rs 2,078 in their monthly income. 92% of the artisans employed with ROPE of which 97% are women have seen a significant improvement in their financial position and quality of life after starting to work with ROPE. High levels of job satisfaction of ROPE artisans are caused by factors such as closeness of workplace, comfortable job, regular prompt salary and other benefits, caring and supportive supervisory staff and fixed working hours


ROPE artisans and managers celebrated May day by awarding best performing artisans and having a sumptuous meal together


ROPE signed the investment agreement with VenturEast TeNeT Fund.


ROPE International founder Sreejith was invited to meet Malaysian minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) His Excellency Datuk Seri Dr. Maximas Johnity Ongkili and make a presentation on the ROPE model during his visit to Chennai. The minister and his team were presented with special ROPE International designer bags made by rural artisans


Union Minister for Science and Technology Kapil Sibal visits ROPE International as part of its visit to IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai


All ROPE artisans are now proud owners of the artisan certificates and ID cards issued by Development Commissioner of Handicrafts, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. They now enjoy free health insurance coverage offered by ICICI Lombard and in addition, are eligible for various artisan welfare schemes of central and state Governments


ROPE International featured in the famous Entreprneur magazine


ROPE International secured the prestigious Craftmark certification for its handloom woven and handmade products. Craftmark is an internationally known certification for authentic and genuine crafts products


BusinessWorld weekly awarded Sreejith N N, Founder of ROPE International as India’s second best promising entrepreneur of the year


ROPE registered with Handloom Export Promotion Council of India (HEPC) as a registered textile products exporter


ROPE opens a one-of-its-kind rural design studio in Tamil Nadu. The studio will allow ROPE to create continuous design innovations in combining unique skills and materials offered by rural artisans with modern customer tastes. The studio will also become the platform for professional designers to work with rural artisans exploring the creation of new customer experiences. The studio engages a team of master artisans who work with in-house professional designers of ROPE. The studio currently offers free art classes to children of ROPE artisans on weekends


Youth Employment Systems (YES) Fund awarded ROPE as ‘Best business model using ICT for rural India’


ROPE featured as an innovative start-up business in CNBC-TV18


Youth Employment Systems (YES) Fund awarded ROPE as ‘Best business model using ICT for rural India’


ROPE featured as an innovative start-up business in CNBC-TV18


iDISC, the news letter of InfoDev incubation support center, a programme managed by the world bank publishes a full length interview with Sreejith, Founder of ROPE International


ROPE Signs investment agreement with National Research Development Corporation (NRDC)

    2008-03-10 features ROPE International as an innovative venture bringing natural, handmade products to global markets


ROPE selected as semi-finalist by the prestigious Echoing Green international social entrepreneur fellowship programme


ROPE International won the incubation support of L-RAMP programme of IIT Madras as a social business innovation

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ROPE selected for incubation support of Rural Technol