Shwetha Shettar is a textile designer with 14+ years of work experience in the social sector of Textiles and Product design. Her core expertise is working as a facilitator with artisans for design education workshops and product developments. She has completed her Women’s Leadership & Management course with the Indian School of Business as a part of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 women program
As a designer she has worked with diverse organizations and sectors through India. She is the co- founder of the initiative “Crafting Future” which aims to map the craft ecosystem of India and make the data accessible to all. Her primary focus has been to help build sustainable livelihoods for artisans through design education and design interventions for artisans. She has been a visiting faculty member for Somaiya Kala Vidya, and prior to that Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya in Kutch. As a part of The Ants Craft for the past 10 years she has worked extensively in the northeast and in other conflict-ridden areas across India.