Units in Auroville
A unit is a semi autonomous body under one of the Auroville Trusts which is run by two or more Aurovillian executives and can engage in commercial or service activities. Some units host a range of small scale activities and are called "umbrella units" - for example ASSA, AVA and LEAD.
See for a full list of units and trusts this document (from the Auroville.org website)
As approved by the Working Committee, FAMC and Governing Board in August 2017.
PURPOSE OF CREATING TRUSTS AND UNITS
- To create abundance for the growth of Auroville.
- To contribute towards building a common collective prosperity.
- To express beauty and harmony in matter.
- To build and strengthen a shared economy.
- To provide a healthy and sustainable environment for the development of people from Auroville, the Bioregion, India and the World.
- To develop while maintaining a harmony with nature and environment.
- To support fair trade practices
- To support fair and lawful labor relations.
GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF CONDUCT
- All actions as a service and offering to the Divine.
- A spirit of non-ownership above personal possession.
- Conduct of stewardship on behalf of all the residents and Humanity as a whole.
- Trusteeship on behalf of the collectivity.
- Adherence to Indian Laws and the Spirit of Auroville.
- Transparent in representations.
- Generosity and sharing of resources.
An indicative list of commercial units in Auroville
- Aladin provides handmade paper lampshades, wall lamps, hanging lamps.
- Aqua Dyn water purification and dynamisation.
- 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.
- Aureka: wind pumps, earth construction equipment
- 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.
- Aurore Renewable energy technology
- Aurospirul producer of Spirulina products
- Auro Soya: soya products
- Auroville Bakery bread, pastry and a mediterranean cafe
- Auroville Consulting advisory services and project management
- Auroville Design Consultants architecture
- Auroville Energy Products Renewable energy technology
- Auroville Papers handmade papers and paper art
- Auroville Press
- Auroville TaxiShare
- Avipro - editing
- Bamboo Research Centre training on use of bamboo for construction, furniture and crafts
- Centre for Scientific research
- Cloud Flower Creations
- Coffee Ideas! Organic coffees and consultancy
- Cynergy Software software
- Auroville Earth Institute building with earth
- EcoFemme washable sanitary pads and menstrual education
- Flame stoneware
- Imagination Japanese Art Furniture: by Kenji
- Innovation unlimited
- Inside India Travel agent and tour operator
- Kinisi Electric bicycles Rental and Sales
- La Ferme Cheese fresh and seasoned cheeses, yoghurt and ice cream
- La Terrace Restaurant upstairs from the Solar Kitchen
- Lumiere Screen printing
- Mandala Pottery Handmade pottery items & other ceramics
- Maroma Perfumes, incense, floral candles, gift sets etc.
- Matrigold jewelry
- Miniature Designer fashion, ready-made garments
- Mira Computers Computer Repair & Services
- Mereville Incense
- Naturellement: jams, jellies, marmalades, syrups, nut butters, snacks and the Garden Cafe
- Neemtree restaurant Restaurant serving Indian food
- Papyrus printing, book binding, stationery, displays, paper
- Prisma advertising, design, DTP, text preparation & editing
- Rangoli garments
- Raintree Records music productions
- Right Path Café: Restaurant at Visitors Centre
- Roma's Kitchen Restaurant serving Indian and western food
- Sankalpa Art Journeys art therapy and art materials
- Shradhanjali pressed flower stationery; lampshades, trays, screens
- Sound Wizard architecture and sound studio design
- Sunlit Future solar power
- Sunshine Music recording studio and record production
- Tanto Restaurant serving Italian food
- The Colours Of Nature pure/naturally dyed textile garments and fabrics
- Unity Transport Service taxi
- Upasana Design Studio: garment design and manufacture
- Upcycling Studio Auroville lifestyle products designed from premium waste
- WasteLess environmental education materials on waste
- Well cafe Restaurant serving Mediterranean food
- WELLpaper necklaces, baskets, earrings and other design objects made of recycled newspaper
- Yatra Nova travel agent
to be organised:
- Altecs Energy Systems uninterruptible power supplies (ups), solar, photovoltaic inverters
- Auro Hi-Tech Metal work, brass casting, repair of fridges
- Aurokriya T-shirts
- Auro Rachana Antiques and restored classic furniture
- Bijou beaded wear, tapestries and jewellery
- Capability Landscape stone works
- Cadd Consultants CAD drawing for architecture and engineering
- Discovery garments, bags and purses, dolls
- Ganesh Beads Fancy leather bags, beaded and crochet shoes
- Ikebana Teaching and preparation of flower arrangements by Valeria
- Joy Postcards Postcards and visual documentation on India
- L'etoile du Sud Studio Designing, promoting and marketing AV products
- Linea : Consultancy in dental equipment and allied products
- Lotus Fraternity Hammocks, hammock chairs, cloth bags
- Magica Classic, modern and ethnic jewellery
- New Creation Fraternity Crafts Hammocks and other handicraft items
- New School Crafts Ayurvedic food products, incense
- Nymphea Creations Interior decorative items
- Santosham children's clothes and bags
- Vardan website design, book-binding in leather