Last updated: 9 Jan, 2023

List of social enterprises in Auroville

Auroville has around 170 social enterprises providing employment to around 5000 people from the surrounding villages.


Aladin  provides handmade paper lampshades, wall lamps, hanging lamps.
Aureate  features the art works of Hans Isler: multi-colored glass tiles  consisting of two or more glass layers with soft colleges in colored glass.
Auroline produces postcards, photographic books, calendars.
Auromics : knitting, crochet and hand stitched leather, using natural fibers and leather.
Auromirayan for leather goods (shoes, handbags, belts) 
Auromode Manufacturer and wholesaler of sarees, kaftans, blouses, ties and scarves in silk, crepe, georgette, cottons, linen and viscose
Auro Hi-Tech Metal work, brass casting, repair of fridges

Aurokriya: T-shirts
Auro RachanaAntiques and restored classic furniture
Auroville Printers: printing, book binding and stationery items
Auroville Press: offset printing plus graphic design
Bijou: beaded wear, tapestries and jewellery
Discovery: garments, bags and purses, dolls
Auroville Press: Handmade paper and publications 

FilaureGarments and children's clothing
Flame: stoneware 
Ganesh Beads:Fancy leather bags, beaded and crochet shoes

Gecko ! : clothing collections
Ikebana: Teaching and preparation of flower arrangements by Valeria 
Imagination Japanese Art Furniture: by Kenji 
Joy PostcardsPostcards and visual documentation on India
L'etoile du Sud StudioDesigning, promoting and marketing AV products
Lotus FraternityHammocks, hammock chairs, cloth bags
LumiereScreen printing
Magica: Classic, modern and ethnic jewellery
Mandala Pottery Handmade pottery items & other ceramics 
MantraHandmade glazed stoneware/pottery items and tiles
MaromaPerfumes, incense, floral candles, gift sets etc.
MatrigoldGold-in-glass jewellery, Silver-in-glass jewellery
MiniatureDesigner fashion, ready-made garments
New Creation Fraternity CraftsHammocks and other handicraft items
New School CraftsAyurvedic food products, incense
Nymphea CreationsInterior decorative items
OK upcycling: bags, hats, etc, all made of recycled materials
Papyrus: printing, book binding, stationery, displays, paper
Plastic Seasongs: plastic fabricated items, bags, accessories
Prisma: advertising, design, DTP, text preparation & editing 
Rangoli: garments
Santosham: children's clothes and bags
Shradhanjali: pressed flower stationery; lampshades, trays, screens
Svaram music instruments, research
The Colours Of Nature: pure/naturally dyed textile garments and fabrics
Upasana Design Studio: garment design and manufacture
Vardan: website design, book-binding in leather
WELLpaper: necklaces, baskets, earrings and other design objects made of recycled newspaper


Aurosarjan Boutique 
La Boutique D’Av, Auroville 
La Boutique D’ Av, Pondicherry 
Kalki, Pondicherry
Kalki, Auroville
Mira Boutique, Auroville
Naturally Auroville 


Avitratranslation, website localization, subtitling & voice-over
Auroville Language Laboratory (ALL)a full-fledged language laboratory

Food Processing: 

Aurospirul; producer of Spirulina products
Auroannam: organic food ; effective micro-organisms
La Ferme Cheese: fresh and seasoned cheeses, yoghurt and ice cream
Le Gourmet: bread, buns, baguettes, biscuits, pastries and cakes
Auro Soya: soya products
Ganesh Bakery food handling;  organic breads, cakes and biscuits
Naturallement: jams, jellies, marmalades, syrups, nut butters
Auroville Bakeryall kinds of bread and pastry


Right Path Café: Visitors' Centre
Dreamer's Cafe': Visitors' Centre

Roma's Kitchen; Auromode, Kuylappalayam
Tanto (New Creation Corner); Auroville Main road
Tanto (ECR Road)
Tanto Srima Beach 
Well cafe': Svedame
Naturellement Garden Cafe

La Terrace: upstairs Solar Kitchen Auroville
Aurelec Cafeteria
Happy Food restaurant

Sustainable Energy, Research: 

Aureka: wind pumps, earth construction equipment
AURORE (Projects and Services): solar PV systems
AEP (Auroville Energy Products): renewable energy products and services
CSR Centre for Scientific research


Capability Landscape : stone works
Cadd Consultants
CAD drawing for architecture and engineering
Sound Wizard; architecture and treatment of sound

Electronic Systems, Computer & Peripherals, Media: 

Altecs Energy Systemsuninterruptible power supplies (ups), solar, photovoltaic inverters 
Auroville Electrical ServiceElectrical Goods Dealers , Electrical Shop, Abri
Cynergy software 

Mira ComputersComputer Repair & Services, Aurelec
Penta Services 


Freeland Bookshop: books and publications
Eco Femme
healthy, dignified, affordable and eco-positive menstrual practices
LineaConsultancy in dental equipment and allied products



Sunshine Music : recording studio and record production