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.
A rainbow of variegated colored glass beads, strung on a simple gold metal chain. From the women artisans of Taga 8 workshop, which started one of the area's first self-help groups, allowing the women to organize themselves and use their wages for the collective good. They have established a six-month job training program for locals, and built a small computer training classroom for area children. They continue to experience a steady growth in sales.
HANDCRAFTED IN INDIA
TARA Projects stands for "Trade Alternative Reform Action." Working in a 125-mile radius of Delhi, TARA is a fair trade program for community development and business. The organization enables hundreds of artisans who create some of the major handicraft lines of North India to sell their products internationally. TARA is one of the pioneering Indian organizations in the field of fair wages, non formal education programs for children and women, health and environmental awareness and further development for its member artisans. Artisan benefits from TARA include medical insurance, interest-free loans and advances, a savings program and skills training. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from TARA since 1986.