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.
Silk thread is embroidered onto a cotton background, with a silk fabric frame. The "Tree of life" symbol is sacred and occurs in all cultures. Its roots plunge deep into the lower part of the world, branches reach upwards towards heaven and the trunk is the means of ascending upwards and reaching beyond, and there by connecting three world. Zardozi Original is a workshop of Craft Resource Center, providing fair wages to artisans in a small village where employment is scarce.
HANDCRAFTED IN INDIA
Craft Resource Center (CRC) helps informally organized artisan groups to develop self-sustaining businesses. CRC seeks to develop economic self-sufficiency for a vulnerable segment of society through traditional handcrafting skills. CRC provides marketing, design, finance and exporting assistance to a large number of artisan groups across India. CRC also provides raw materials, production coordination between groups and additional training. CRC considers artisans more important than products. This concern for artisans translates into a broader commitment to help others within the CRC network. Because of CRC’s coordination of craft production between different artisan groups, artisans have a high level of connection and cooperation. Artisan groups have been able to work together in partnership in times of need. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from CRC since 1993.