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Its combination of spiritual depth, unmatched physical beauty, and cultural diversity makes India one of the most fascinating destinations in the world. A very diverse country, India is symbolized by the plurality of its culture, which reaches back about 5,000 years, making it one of the world's oldest cultures.

With 1.237 billion people in 2012, India is the world’s largest democracy and fourth largest economy. In spite of the impressive economic growth it has seen in the last decade, for more than 400 million of India’s people (one-third of the world’s poor), crushing poverty and malnutrition are still harsh realities, and 29.8 percent of the total population fall below the international poverty line of US $1.25 per day. Moreover, in 2012, India ranked in the 136th place out of 187 countries in the 2013 Human Development Index of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which assesses long-term progress in three basic dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living.

HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION

India continues to have significant human rights problems despite making commitments to tackle some of the most prevalent abuses. The country has a thriving civil society, free media, and an independent judiciary. But longstanding abusive practices, corruption, and lack of accountability for perpetrators foster human rights violations. Many women, children,Dalits (so-called untouchables), tribal communities, religious minorities, people with disabilities, and sexual and gender minorities remain marginalized and continue to suffer discrimination because of government failure to train public officials in stopping discriminatory behavior.

GENDER INEQUALITY

In India, many inequities are still tied to gender, cast and class. Disadvantaged groups are not reaping the benefits of economic growth, and women have yet to be empowered to take their place in the socioeconomic fabric of the country, placing India as 105 out of 135 countries ranking in the Global Gender Gap, which examines the gap between men and women in four fundamental categories: economic participation and opportunity; educational attainment; health and survival; and political empowerment. Furthermore, in India, the ratio of female to male of the working-age population (ages 15–64) that actively engages in the labor market, by either working or actively looking for work is only 0.359.

THE ARTISANS

Anchal Project

ANCHAL PROJECT

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Bloom & Give

BLOOM & GIVE

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Craft Boat

CRAFT BOAT

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EllieFunDay

ELLIE FUN DAY

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India Kala

INDIA KALA

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Kara Weaves

KARA WEAVES

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Matr Boomie

MATR BOOMIE

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Nappa Dori

NAPPA DORI

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Sustainable Threads

SUSTAINABLE THREADS

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Tara Projects

TARA PROJECTS

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PRODUCTS FROM INDIA

Quickshop

Lightweight Fringe Towel - Rainbow

$ 60.00

Keep dry with this soft cotton towel. Primarily used as a beach or bath towel, but can also be used as a sarong wrap, picnic blanket, or tablecloth. Hand-woven on...
ONLY 1 IN STOCK, ORDER SOON.

Details

  • Approximately 40" X 70"
  • 100% Cotton
  • Highly absorbent, dries quickly, and can be washed using less water
  • Made with eco-friendly dyes
  • As with all hand-woven items, slight variations will occur
  • Care Instructions: Hand or machine wash, low tumble dry, mild shrinkage after wash, iron as cotton

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Quickshop

Lightweight Fringe Towel - Red

$ 60.00

Keep dry with this soft cotton towel. Primarily used as a beach or bath towel, but can also be used as a sarong wrap, picnic blanket, or tablecloth. Hand-woven on...
ONLY 9 IN STOCK, ORDER SOON.

Details

  • Approximately 40" X 70"
  • 100% Cotton
  • Highly absorbent, dries quickly, and can be washed using less water
  • Made with eco-friendly dyes
  • As with all hand-woven items, slight variations will occur
  • Care Instructions: Hand or machine wash, low tumble dry, mild shrinkage after wash, iron as cotton

Ask us a question

Quickshop

Lightweight Fringe Towel - Mint

$ 60.00

Keep dry with this soft cotton towel. Primarily used as a beach or bath towel, but can also be used as a sarong wrap, picnic blanket, or tablecloth. Hand-woven on...
ONLY 4 IN STOCK, ORDER SOON.

Details

  • Approximately 40" X 70"
  • 100% Cotton
  • Highly absorbent, dries quickly, and can be washed using less water
  • Made with eco-friendly dyes
  • As with all hand-woven items, slight variations will occur
  • Care Instructions: Hand or machine wash, low tumble dry, mild shrinkage after wash, iron as cotton

Ask us a question

Quickshop

Lightweight Fringe Towel - Green

$ 60.00

Keep dry with this soft cotton towel. Primarily used as a beach or bath towel, but can also be used as a sarong wrap, picnic blanket, or tablecloth. Hand-woven on...
ONLY 4 IN STOCK, ORDER SOON.

Details

  • Approximately 40" X 70"
  • 100% Cotton
  • Highly absorbent, dries quickly, and can be washed using less water
  • Made with eco-friendly dyes
  • As with all hand-woven items, slight variations will occur
  • Care Instructions: Hand or machine wash, low tumble dry, mild shrinkage after wash, iron as cotton

Ask us a question

 

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