Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.
Not all who wander are lost but if you are, the Wanderer's Compass can help you get back on track. This brass compass and leather case are made by artisans working with our partner Noah's Ark, a fair trade organization in Moradabad, India. The words "Pocket Compass" as well as "1885," the year the workshop was founded, are stamped on the lid of compass.
HANDCRAFTED IN INDIA
Noah's Ark International Exports is a fair trade handicraft marketing organization in Moradabad, India. Noah's Ark provides benefits such as education and medical treatment for artisans and their families. As artisan businesses become more self-sufficient, Noah's Ark takes on new families. Since the company's inception, about 20 artisan workshops have become independent. Noah's Ark started in 1986, in one room of a family house in Moradabad. Businessman Samuel Masih observed that exporters and middlemen were taking advantage of handicraft artisans. He started Noah's Ark to promote these artisans and their crafts.