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The Artisans who make Fair Trade Products – Madhya Kalikata Shilpangan (MKS)

2021-09-19T16:30:36+01:00

It`s a popular question. Who are the actual artisans that make the Fair Trade products that are now available for us to buy? Well, Madhya Kalikata Shilpangan (or MKS) are one of the groups that do. They are based in Mukundapur, Kolkata, which is in West Bengal, India. Madhya Kalikata Shilpangan (MKS) was founded in [...]

The Artisans who make Fair Trade Products – Madhya Kalikata Shilpangan (MKS)2021-09-19T16:30:36+01:00

The “Dark Side” of Jewellery Making and the work of TARA Projects (Trade Alternative Reform Action), Delhi, India.

2021-10-31T15:39:02+00:00

TARA Projects was founded in 1973 by an ex-Indian Army officer & professor called Shyam Sharma to help poorly-organised artisans in Delhi. Professor Shyam Sharma showed his commitment to "Trade Alternative Reform Action" by travelling from village to village around Delhi and providing loan funds & skills training to a few small marginalised communities in [...]

The “Dark Side” of Jewellery Making and the work of TARA Projects (Trade Alternative Reform Action), Delhi, India.2021-10-31T15:39:02+00:00

The Story Behind Fair Trade Producer Group Aspiration International in India

2021-11-01T11:18:31+00:00

Established in 1993 and based in New Delhi, India, Aspiration International's purpose is to uplift and highlight artisans in the interiors of North India. Their motto is... "An enchanting display of creativity and excellence: offering a spectrum of attractive handicrafts at Fair Trade prices." One of Aspiration's aims is to revive the old crafts of [...]

The Story Behind Fair Trade Producer Group Aspiration International in India2021-11-01T11:18:31+00:00

Fair Trade or Fairtrade?

2016-10-27T16:24:54+01:00

The Fairtrade Mark is awarded to products which meet internationally agreed standards. However, there are many products for which a standard has yet to be agreed. For example, jewellery, bags, fashion accessories, etc Reputable organizations such as The British Association for Fair Trade Shops (BAFTS) have for many years sourced these products to standards at [...]

Fair Trade or Fairtrade?2016-10-27T16:24:54+01:00

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