Partnering with Rural Micro Industries
Lockdown Time. No Earning. Few working alone inside the shutter. Only the Owner. No worker. No Helper. No roadside tea break. Development keeps on happening at slow but cautious pace. WhatsApp video call and drawing sharing is the only way of communication. That's the way I (Sanbid) worked with Bapan Dey - owner of the Dey Engineering works.
We / Craftlipi started working from home - keeping one target in mind we need to survive and if things are okay we have do something for Diwali Market of 2020 as we Indians will be at home and will try to celebrate in small way and online purchase is the only way.
Bapan worked closely with us and still working and we are thankful to him and he also expressed gratitude to us saying that his regular clients of decades stopped giving work but we never did so - rather our partnership became stronger.
There are many parts, patterns and mechanical systems for production made by him and later part by his team which were really helpful for us in the year 2020. some of those are showcased here - which are actually shared pictures in WhatsApp during development time for approvals, evaluations and status update