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Palam Rural Centre

Palam Rural Centre

India
Palam Rural Centre (People’s Association for Leather and Allied Manufacturing) offers employment opportunities to people of the marginalized Harijan community in a village in Tamil Nadu region, southeastern India. In the Tamil language, Palam also means "bridge." Palam Rural Centre seeks to build a "bridge" to the markets of the rest of the world. With money from product sales, Palam has purchased land and homes for artisans (ownership traditionally unavailable to lower castes) and built a school for artisans’ children. Other artisan benefits include health care and retirement pensions. Palam artisans see education of their children as the key to hope and change. Through this work, Palam Rural Centre is providing dignity and security to artisans and helping to break down caste walls in society. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Palam Rural Centre since 2001.

Palam Rural Centre

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    SKU: 6813070
    Handcrafted in India

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    SKU: 6813000
    Handcrafted in India

    Holy Basil, also called tulsi, is an herb native to the Indian subcontinent known for its antibacterial properties. Crafted in small batches by tra...

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  • Rosemary Soap

    SKU: 6813040
    Handcrafted in India

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  • Turmeric Soap

    SKU: 6813060
    Handcrafted in India

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  • Aloe Soap

    SKU: 6813010
    Handcrafted in India

    Aloe Vera is naturally moisturizing and nourishing. Lather up with this fresh, clean scent. Start your day with an all-natural soap that is handcra...

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  • Eco-friendly Body Scrubber

    SKU: 6813990
    Handcrafted in India

    Handcrafted from sisal fiber, the Eco-friendly Body Scrubber is a great addition to your low waste lifestyle toolkit. This body scrubber is made by...

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  • Green Tea Soap

    SKU: 6813280
    Handcrafted in India

    Earthy, floral, and slightly sweet. Lather up with this long-lasting soap that's reminiscent of a barefoot walk in a grassy meadow. Handcrafted in ...

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  • Lotus Soap

    SKU: 6813170
    Handcrafted in India

    Step away for a tranquil moment as you lather up with the natural scent of the lotus flower-for peaceful and inspiring cleansing moments. Handcraft...

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  • Lemon Chef's Soap

    SKU: 6813130
    Handcrafted in India

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  • Rose Soap

    SKU: 6898960
    Handcrafted in India

    Lather up to the smell of a summer rose garden. Breathe in gentle florals and feel refreshed. Handcrafted in small batches by traditional soap make...

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  • Cucumber Soap

    SKU: 6813050
    Handcrafted in India

    Freshen up with the natural scent of cucumber. Create a spa day with this moisturizing soap, which also has acne-fighting properties, soothes skin,...

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  • Sandalwood Soap

    SKU: 6898940
    Handcrafted in India

    Let the woodsy smell of the warming scent of sandalwood melt away your stress as you cleanse with this all-natural soap. Believed to brighten skin,...

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  • Coconut Soap

    SKU: 6896260
    Handcrafted in India

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  • Beautiful Body Care Kit

    SKU: 6813020
    Handcrafted in India

    Creating this kit involves the contributions of two artisan workshops. Artisans working with Palam Rural in Tamil Nadu, India, make the handmade so...

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  • Gentle Lavender Soap

    SKU: 6813110
    Handcrafted in India

    Soap up and calm down. Lavender is a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant with antibacterial properties. Breathe in soothing lavender and rela...

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