A few hours from India's capital is the small farming village of Pataudi in Haryana. Here, we work with a group of 25 artisans specializing in metal casting and jewelry electroplating. Community initiatives here include a water conservation program, vocational training for the wider community, micro lending and health insurance for all artisans.
Situated at an urban resettlement slum in Eastern Delhi are our 19 jewelry artisans specializing in hand cut brass and clay jewelry. A new community center has just been constructed to house after school programs for kids and elderly care. Regular health camps are organized for the wider community while all artisans receive health insurance.
Since the 70s, TARA Projects has been a leading fair trade organization with the mission to create economic growth for disadvantaged artisans in Delhi and its surrounding areas. This includes providing market access and community development for informal, home-based workshops such our partners, the Pataudi Silversmiths and Trans Yamuna Artisans.
Deep in the jungles of West Bengal, you'll find this women's cooperative stitching away as they have been since 1984. This worker owned nonprofit has been managed and operated by it's 35 members and produces impeccable garments and embroideries for us. Not only are these women seasoned tailors and embroiderers, but many are the breadwinners of the their families.
In 1972, a medical student wanted to raise the standard of living in his ancestral village. To provide employment and preserve a traditional craft, he set up a cooperative called Chhandabrati, which translates to 'rhythm of life’. The fabric for all our textiles are woven here where they continue the ancient tradition with the sound of handlooms whilst providing employment to its 50+ members.
As textile aficionados may confess, getting your hands on Phulia handloom cotton is a love at first touch experience. Master weavers in the Bengali village of Phulia create our line of buttery soft cotton scarves using ancient handloom techniques. The recent rise of craft revival in India and internationally has helped preserved this industry which was on the verge of shutting down in previous years.
For over 40 years, the nonprofit organization, Sasha has been bringing Indian artisans together to create stunning fair trade handicrafts. Behind each product is a commitment to building a thriving artisan community with healthy working conditions, fair pay and concern for the environment. These include our partner workshops, Kolaghat Tailors and Chhandabrati and Phulia Weavers.
Our collection of handwoven bags are crafted by the Women’s Skills Development Organization (WSDO), a non-profit fair trade organization that has been working with women in Nepal's rural communities since 1975. Nearly five decades into weaving on the backstrap loom and making bags in every color and shape under the sun, you'll be sure that your Rover & Kin bag is expertly crafted and will last for many year to come.
Founded in 1975, Asha is a Guaranteed Fair Trade Organization with the mission is to provide market access and development to artisan communities across India and help to preserve traditional crafts and artforms. Our collection of gold necklaces and chains are created in collaboration with Asha's Jaipur artisans with expert knowledge of silversmithing and eletroplating to create the finest and highest quality jewelry.