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Fair Trade Organisation

We are pleased to be members of the Fair Trade Forum, India.

Mechanisation of the handicrafts industry has marked a drastic decline in the quality of traditional artisanship, an art-form handed down over centuries from one generation to the next. Traders exploiting the poor but talented craftsmen presents a real danger to the sustainability of their inherited livelihoods.

Realising that a culture and its traditions were in jeopardy, Cottage has created new opportunities by providing employment to the affected artisans, including rural women and empowering them with financial freedom. This shows our commitment to the Fair Trade principles and to sustainable development by offering better conditions to marginalized village labour.