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About Impulse Social Enterprises and Empower Products
Impulse Social Enterprises (ISE) as the name suggests, is a social enterprise of like-minded individuals that help provide sustainable livelihoods for tribes in Northeast India, neighbouring states, and eventually in neighbouring countries as well.
We aim to highlight traditional skills, crafts, and lifestyles of local tribes and help them use their age-old traditions to earn a sustainable livelihood for themselves.
We started with the marketing and sale of textile-based products which are available on this website, and are made by artisans from six of the many tribes of Northeast India. have plans to expand local income opportunities through other traditional crafts, as well as eco-tourism in the area.
We have plans to expand local income opportunities like this, through other traditional crafts from the region, as well as through eco-tourism in the area.
Our focus is socio-economic development through trade, not aid!
ISE works in partnership with various tribes, NGOs, governments, private sector companies, and startups, to achieve our goal of sustainable livelihood for all.
If you have ideas for direct or indirect partnerships or arrangements as part your corporate social responsibility, or would like to make investments in a social enterprise here, please get in touch with us. We’ll be happy to talk business with you.
Our Business Model
Since our approach to socio-economic development is trade, and not aid, the aim of our enterprise is to generate profit; not for wealth accumulation, but for the sustainability of our business model, and for maximum financial returns for our artisans.
Our final objective is to grow the Impulse Social Enterprises network, nurture the entrepreneurial spirit and inherent talents of our tribes, and effectively reach more lives in need of help.
Likewise, investors in our social enterprise are those who seek financial returns, not for themselves, but to reinvest in long-term social development.
Weaving New Beginnings
Imagine wearing a scarf woven by artisans using skills handed down from mother to daughter over many generations. Imagine a table mat design that has adorned traditional tribal homes for centuries. Now imagine the money you pay for these beautiful products, adding up to provide sustainable livelihood for an entire tribal family! That’s Empower for you!
Our range of Empower artisan products today includes MultiStyle Scarfs, Cotton Stoles, Table Mats, Bags & Pouches, and Laptop Sleeves – all created by artisans from the Assamese, Bhoi, Karbi, Idu Mishmi, Mishing, and Mizo tribes of Northeast India.
We’ve also worked with several designers and fashion houses to create Artisan Couture products, some of which you can see and buy here.
We will launch similar products made by artisans from other tribes in Assam, by the Khasi and Garo tribe artisans in Meghalaya, Mizo artisans from Mizoram, and Naga artisans from Nagaland.
Explore this website and buy what catches your eye. If you want more, sign up for our newsletter and we’ll let you know as and when something new is made available here.
And of course, happy shopping!
What Every One Of Our Products Gives You
Impulse Empower products purchased here can be returned within 21 days from the date of purchase.
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