The International Foundation for Fairtrade and Development (IFFAD), based in Chennai, India, is a not–for–profit organization promoting the economic and social well–being of marginalized people through production and marketing of a wide range of handmade items. Producers with disabilities, rural women and traditional artisans benefit from skill development, business training and product design through IFFAD. Eighty to 90 percent of the artisans are women; almost all have limited schooling.
IFFAD was founded in 2000 and has been registered as a Fair Trade Organization with IFAT (International Fair Trade Association) since 2002. IFFAD has been a member of the Fair Trade Federation since 2001.
Ten Thousand Villages purchases lampshades and textiles from IFFAD.
- Artisan Products