Impulse Empower Designs

Sustainable Fashion and Livelihood for All.

Client: Impulse Social Enterprises
Project Duration: July 2010 to March 2019

Unsafe migration for employment is one of the key contributors to Human Trafficking from Northeast India. Digital5 worked closely with Impulse Social Enterprises, to conceptualise and promote an artisan brand that provides sustainable livelihood opportunities for financially-vulnerable women in northeast India.

The Impulse Empower brand, today helps approximately 30,000 women earn between 5 and 15 thousand rupees per month, in the safety and comfort of their own homes. The only skill they need is one they inherited from their mothers – traditional weaving!


In a world filled with artisan brands, how do you differentiate yourself as an authentic representative of local artisans, and how do you retain the traditional style of a tribe while creating contemporary products for the modern consumer?

How do you market these products at a premium, in order to do justice to the craft and heritage that goes into them, and to keep your business sustainable?


Most artisan brands in the country today, suffer from weak branding and inconsistent communication. For us, the first task was to create Branding and Communication that was premium, while reflecting artisan freshness and charm.

Our second challenge was to ensure consistency in all forms of communication, from basic stationery used for communication, to every marketing or sales element sent out offline or online.

We useD upmarket language and imagery, appealing not just to the aesthetics of the modern consumer, but also to their emotions around the need to do good for society.

You can visit the Impulse Empower website which we built, here. You can also see some of the work we did, in the images below.