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Prokritee 

Prokritee works with more than 1000 women in rural villages who run their own organisations. Savings programmes are set up at each enterprise and training is provided in adult literacy, leadership development and group management.
  • Yak Notebook
  • Recycled sari notebook
  • Leaf Print Notebook
  • Recycled Hogla Fibre Sari Basket (Small)
Chandra Devi Prajapati, a ceramics artisan

Mahaguthi

Mahaguthi provides markets, regular income and support to small producer groups, regularly investing in infrastructure and training for them. It also operates a large production facility where local employment opportunities are generated through work in textiles and paper making.

  • Mindfulness singing bowl
  • World map notebook
  • Ceramic paper cup
  • Buddist Tingsha Cymbals
An artisan threading a loom

Association for craft producers

Association for Craft Producers (ACP) helps low-income artisans with design, technical management, marketing and a range of training courses in business and social issues. Artisans receive regular wages to supplement family incomes and improve their standard of living.

  • Felt Animal Finger Puppets
  • Felt Crown and Wand Dress Up Set
  • Striped Woollen Fingerless Gloves
Ramya screen-printing toys

Gospel House Handicrafts

Gospel House Handicrafts provides employment and training to youth who work together in their workshop or who choose to work as independent contractors in their own homes. Home-based employment provides a valuable opportunity for women with small children to earn an income.

  • Elephant Alphabet Puzzle
  • Mini Farm Set
  • Blue Checked Car Push Along Toy 
  • 20 Animals in a Bag 
  • Crocodile Pull Along
Sasha artisans with their products.

SASHA

Sasha is a leading non-profit organisation providing work to 2200 artisans around India. Sasha’s mission is to empower the disadvantaged artisans, craftspeople and primary producers at the grassroots. Sasha’s continuing efforts have resulted in developing craft communities, reviving dying arts and skills and inspiring new forms of creativity while providing vital livelihood support.

  • Eco-Leather Wallet
  • White Cushion Cover with Blue Owl Print 
  • White Cushion Cover with Orange Fox Print 
  • Patchwork Elephant 
  • Medium Kalamkari Rug 
  • Blue Kalamkari Rug
  • Reviving Face and Body Scrub 
  • Morning Glory Wool Cushion Cover
Dee Say using a backstrap loom to weave fabric - Thai Tribal Artisans.

THAI TRIBAL CRAFTS

Thai Tribal Crafts co-ordinates products from seven hill tribes across 50 remote villages of northern Thailand. Preservation of traditional crafts, languages and customs helps retain the cultural identity of disadvantaged tribal minorities, and the income from craft work is an essential supplement to subsistence farming.

  • Wooden Pick-Up-Sticks Game
  • Connect Four

 

Morabi Mondal handpainting leather products for EMA

EQUITABLE MARKETING ASSOCIATION

The Equitable Marketing Association (EMA) was founded in Kolkata and is one of the oldest fair-trade organisations in India. The EMA strives to aid minority communities by marketing their handmade products around the world. They also have a commitment to sustainably, and aim to plant 10,000 trees per year in their artisan’s local areas.

  • Black Leather Wallet
  • Nesting Babushka Dolls
  • Black Slouch Bag
  • Black and Cream Stripe Wool and Silk Scarf 
Pimola Nokrek - one of the jute bag artisans

CORR – THE jute works

Our partner CORR – The Jute Works (CJW) is a non-profit organisation that tackles poverty in Bangladesh by empowering more than 7,000 female artisans to earn a living and thrive. Based in Dhaka, CJW is one of Bangladesh’s largest exporters of jute textiles and handicrafts.

  • Recycled Sari & Jute Basket
  • Natural Jute String Bag
  • Natural Jute Basket with Black Border 
  • Brown Red and Orange Striped Lined Jute Bag
  • Jute Basket with Suede Handles 
  • Terracotta star decoration
  • Terracotta White Cat

Craftlink

Craftlink is a non-profit organization that was set up by a group of international NGOs to help artisans, which were left out of economic progress in Vietnam. The organization saw that they could help these artisans help themselves, by assisting them to develop their skills, organizing them into production groups and giving them access to markets to sell their handicrafts. Craftlink organizes export sales to buyers around the world, as well as operating a shop in Hanoi.

  • Coconut bowl
  • Ceramic Moon Mug
  • Blossom Teacup 
  • Black Cat Mug
  • White Speckle Bowl 
  • White Speckle Plate 
  • Teal & Black Teacup 
  • Blue Stripe Cup

ASPIRATION international

Aspiration International assists many artisan groups throughout India to ensure the survival of their unique craft traditions. Working alongside approximately 30 producer partners, Aspiration International encourages their artisans to become self-sufficient through allowing them to set up their own workshops and employ other artisans. 

  • Copper & Stainless Steel Cooking Pot
  • Copper Curry Bowl
  • Mangowood Wall Hook Panel
  • European Circle Design Pillowcase
  • Queen Quilt in Soft Blue with Paisley Print
  • Hammered Steel Serving Platter 
  • Forest Birds Numdah Rug

 Dhaka Handicrafts

Dhaka Handicrafts work towards creating income opportunities for rural artisan families leading them towards self-reliance. Family welfare, gender equality and women’s leadership are central to Dhaka Handicrafts, with approximately 16,000 people benefiting from their work.

  •  Medium Kaisa Dhaka Bowl
  •  Hogla Laundry Basket
  •  Hogla Storage Basket with Handle
  •  Small Kaisa Bowl 

Allpa

Allpa assists artisan groups across Peru, reaching thousands of families in areas ranging from Cusco and Lake Titicaca in the Andes, to the desert town of Chulucanos and the Amazon rainforest area of Pucalpa. For most of these people handcraft production is their only source of income.

  •  Peruvian 100% Alpaca Throw in Cream and Black 
  •  Peruvian 100% Alpaca Throw in Blue Tones

The Godavari Co-Operative

The Godavari region provides few options for employment and experiences severe natural disasters. The Godavari co-operative supports over 550 rural women and their families with essential income, education and medical support.

  • Baby’s Cat Hat
  • Cotton Crochet Rainbow Bunting
  • Toy Bunny in Nautical Colours
  • Crochet Striped Bear

Manos Amigas

Manos Amigas partners with talented artisans from all over Peru to find new markets for their products, provide regular training and communicate trends in product design. Their work includes social services such as food programmes and providing school supplies for children.

  •  Baby’s White and Grey Striped Booties 
  •  Baby’s Grey Alpaca Chullo
  •  Alpca Cable Knit Fingerless Gloves 

Silence

Silence is an award-winning association based in India. Silence works with people with hearing, visual and physical impairments, training them in various handcrafts. All artisans receive a regular salary, and medical benefits. The group is highly skilled in candle making and hand-carved wooden products such as incense holders and homewares.

  • Natural Pillar Candle 
  • Pack of 8 White Soy Tealight candles  
  • Happy Birthday Candles 
  • Pack of 3 Natural Taper Candles 
  • Mango Lassi Scented Candle 

Thai Tribal Crafts (TTC)

Thai Tribal Crafts co-ordinates products from seven hill tribes across 50 remote villages of northern Thailand. Preservation of traditional crafts, languages and customs helps retain the cultural identity of disadvantaged tribal minorities, and the income from craft work is an essential supplement to subsistence farming.

  • Wooden pick up sticks game
  •  Connect four
  •  Hand crafted Cat and Mouse Bookends 

Undugu

Undugu was established to work with street children and support development work in Nairobi slums. Producer co-operatives are formed to provide income generation for over 800 families and groups throughout Kenya. Producers benefit from business training and health education.

  • Classic Chess Set 
  • House Shape Natural Candle Holder 

Saidpur Enterprises

Saidpur Enterprises works with female artisans in Bangladesh to develop business and leadership skills in an area with few other opportunities. Of the women who have been employed over the years, more than 1,500 have left to start their own small businesses.

  • Toy Box with Penguin Print
  • Toy Box with Yellow Lion Print