Megha Phansalkar

Megha Phansalkar

Urban and Regional Planner; Social Entrepreneur & founder Tisser to network with Rural Artisans for end to end support in design & Market
Product • Marketing
Mumbai, India
  • Entrepreneur
  • Product
  • Rural Development
  • Social Media
  • Urban Planning
  • Web Development
Tisser Artisan Trust

Trustee @Tisser Artisan Trust • Advisor

Jan '16 - Present (5 years 2 months)

World Bank

Consultant @World Bank • Employee

Jan '08 - Present (13 years 2 months)

Tisser Rural Handicrafts

CEO @Tisser Rural Handicrafts • Co-Founder

Supporting Enterprises for Value Chain Development in Artisan Clusters


CEO @Tisser • Co-Founder

Tisser Rural Handicrafts Private Limited

Amazing things Megha's made
Tisser is an impact venture established in 2015, to uplift the lives of rural Indian artisans. “Link the products to modern urban markets, Create a base for skilled & sustainable rural employment. For risk mitigation we work on
Tisser Enterprise Development Model :
• Design intervention: dedicated team of designers work on incorporating traditional art form into utilitarian products.
• Product diversification: expansion of artisan’s product portfolio, cataloguing and marketing of all products on various platforms.
• End to end cluster development: creating artisan groups, skills training, marketing and continuous handholding for all artisan clusters
• Digital Interface : Depicting artisan’s contribution and profit from a product; solution to provide transparency, traceability, auditability, immutability, security and agility to smoothen processes
• Enterprise Development through source managers , Community cadre and other supply chain interventions



Doctorate Jan 1992 - Present