EkiBeki is a hybrid social enterprise that works to preserve the rich craft heritage of India and promote traditional arts and crafts in contemporary forms. Their products are handcrafted by talented artisans living in small remote villages of India and are made from eco-friendly materials, perfect for helping create a sustainable future. In Marathi, ‘Eki’ stands for odd, unique, or unity and, ‘Beki’ means even, common, or diversity. True to their name, they achieve balance by bringing together things that have traditionally been perceived to be at odds with each other. Ekibeki refers to the oneness of interests, sentiments, and pursuits among different groups or entities.
Vishpala is an Architect and a Designer from National Institute of Design (NID), India. Her frequent exposure to Indian arts and crafts as a child shaped her life as a design professional. She has designed residential interiors for over 20 years and for the last 13 years she has been working extensively with the artisans in the remote villages of India, developing craft-based products for retail, exports and corporate gifting. She is also a regular speaker at schools, colleges, corporates, and design events, to promote Indian folk arts and crafts. She is also the Co-Founder of Creative Dignity, a nationwide movement started during the Covid times. She heads the Collaboration working Group at CD.