Eth[n]ic products for development

Kolours is a nonprofit social enterprise which aims at supporting physically challenged children and women, and orphan children in India.

 Kolours uniqueness is found in its focus on eth[n]ic design: we support disadvantaged people, such as disabled, orphans and people in extreme poverty, through design. Kolours connects artists and designers with vocational training centers in India, where disadvantaged people can get the training and the designs to create ethic and ethnic products. 

Kolours collaborates with designers of embroidered garmets, painters, jewelry and graphic designers from any corner of the world. The result are really global products, with a unique design, primarely of Italo-Indian design. The best of both worlds.

Kolours is a non-for-profit organization based in Switzerland since 2012, recognized as "ente di pubblica utilità" with branches in Italy (Kolours Italia ONLUS) and India.

Our statutes are available for download here

We are recognized as "ente di pubblica utilità" (public utility organization) by the Finance Department of Canton Ticino, Switzerland

The external reviewing ouf our accounting is conducted by the reviewing firm
Ragim Fiduciaria SA, Via delle Aie 17, 6904 Lugano,091/972.43.41 ragim@ragim.ch
Kolours is very thankful in particular to Dr. Tobiolo Gianella, fiduciary accountant and auditor accredited by the Federal Audit Oversight Authority of Switzerland.


Kolours aims at giving every person the chance to paint the future.It empowers poor people by giving them the skills to produce, and the channels to sell their products.When you buy Kolours products, you contribute to empower poor and disabled people: the revenues are entirely invested in the development of training centers which support the poorest in learning a profession and creating their businesses. Disadvantaged people, disabled and widows have the opportunity to come out of poverty and social emergination by learning a qualifying profession, working, and finally be the architects of their own lives.