Sasha Exports is a nonprofit marketing outlet for many small member cooperatives of Sasha Association for Craft Producers. Sasha offers design services, and training in business skill development and other management principles. Sasha empowers artisans to run their businesses independently, building livelihoods for socially and economically marginalized producers. The wide range of crafts and textiles offered by Sasha draws on tradition, retaining cultural context, yet making products contemporary for present-day living. Sasha also hopes to revive a wide variety of dying handicraft traditions. For many artisans, handicraft production is their main source of income. The artisan groups have grown with Sasha both in number of artisans working and volume of work undertaken. They take increasing responsibility for their affairs and contribute to Sasha’s overall functioning.
Sasha Exports was founded in 1978. The organization is committed to fair trade, pursuing the causes of fair wages, equal opportunity and human rights. Sasha Exports is a member of the International Fair Trade Association, Asia Fair Trade Forum and Fair Trade Forum India.
Ten Thousand Villages purchases scarves, stoles, bedcovers, pillows, purses, mobiles, wall hangings, canopies, brass masks and drums from Sasha Exports. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Sasha Exports since 1979.
- Artisan Products