The story of Village Artisan is about empowering women, giving dignified work to men, and delivering fashionable quality products to you, the discerning and socially conscious buyer.
Village Artisan is about creating stories of change & transformation in the lives of a growing number of families and communities in Northern India by training artisans, designing great products and connecting their work to the global market. Every person who is involved from around the world has a unique story - from the artisans who produce beautiful handcrafted products, to the consumers on the other side of the globe who enjoy, appreciate and share them.
Village Artisan pioneered the fair trade principles of putting people and sustainable development alongside sustainable profits. In the process, it has transformed the lives of individuals, families and whole communities.
Sixteen years since the birth of Village Artisan, over 100 artisans are earning a living wage through dignified work in a caring community. Once impoverished families now have access to proper food & education – for many it’s the first generation to go to school.
Village Artisan's values:
- Unique Quality Products
- People Power Through Fair Trade & Development
- The Village Artisan School Sponsorship Program
- Community Health Initiatives
- Environmentally Friendly Methods and Materials
Work of Worth has had a longstanding relationship with Village Artisan, which was established by our founder, Barry Morehead. Work of Worth is proud to continue featuring Village Artisan's products and support the ongoing work they've been doing over the last 16 years.