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Palam Rural Centre

Palam Rural Centre

India
Palam Rural Centre (People’s Association for Leather and Allied Manufacturing) offers employment opportunities to people of the marginalized Harijan community in a village in Tamil Nadu region, southeastern India. In the Tamil language, Palam also means "bridge." Palam Rural Centre seeks to build a "bridge" to the markets of the rest of the world. With money from product sales, Palam has purchased land and homes for artisans (ownership traditionally unavailable to lower castes) and built a school for artisans’ children. Other artisan benefits include health care and retirement pensions. Palam artisans see education of their children as the key to hope and change. Through this work, Palam Rural Centre is providing dignity and security to artisans and helping to break down caste walls in society. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Palam Rural Centre since 2001.

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    Lather up with the warmth of turmeric! A natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant with antibacterial properties, it soothes irritated skin. Handc...

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  • Holy Basil Soap

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    Holy Basil, also called tulsi, is an herb native to the Indian subcontinent known for its antibacterial properties. Crafted in small batches by tra...

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  • Rosemary Soap

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    Wake up with this naturally invigorating scent. Rosemary essential oils are often used to enhance focus and for its antimicrobial, and anti-inflam...

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  • Eco-friendly Body Scrubber

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    Handcrafted from sisal fiber, the Eco-friendly Body Scrubber is a great addition to your low waste lifestyle toolkit. This body scrubber is made by...

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  • Green Tea Soap

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    Earthy, floral, and slightly sweet. Lather up with this long-lasting soap that's reminiscent of a barefoot walk in a grassy meadow. Handcrafted in ...

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  • Lotus Soap

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    Step away for a tranquil moment as you lather up with the natural scent of the lotus flower—for peaceful and inspiring cleansing moments. Handcraft...

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  • Lemon Chef's Soap

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    The fresh lemon scent of this handmade soap cuts through strong cooking odors. Citrus is known for lifting spirits too—so this soap makes cleaning ...

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  • Sandalwood Soap

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    Let the woodsy smell of the warming scent of sandalwood melt away your stress as you cleanse with this all-natural soap. Believed to brighten skin...

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  • Rose Soap

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    Lather up to the smell of a summer rose garden. Breathe in gentle florals and feel refreshed. Handcrafted in small batches by traditional soap make...

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  • Coconut Soap

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    Beachside dreams? Lather up with this all-natural coconut soap. Breathe in those tropical vibes simply by washing up. Handcrafted in small batches ...

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  • Gentle Lavender Soap

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    Soap up to calm down—breathe in soothing lavender to invite in a little relaxation. Perfect to set the day off right or to help you wind down wit...

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  • Cucumber Soap

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    Freshen up with the natural scent of cucumber. Create a spa day with this moisturizing soap, which also has acne-fighting properties, soothes skin,...

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  • Aloe Soap

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    Aloe Vera is naturally moisturizing and nourishing. Lather up with this fresh, clean scent. Start your day with an all-natural soap that is handcra...

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  • Saffron Soap

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    Soap up with the luxuriously sweet scent of saffron. It has antioxidant properties believed to reduce inflammation and brighten skin. Handcrafted i...

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  • Beautiful Body Care Kit

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    Gift a little self-care with the handcrafted, all-natural, Beautiful Body Care Kit. A collaboration between two workshops, artisans at Palam Rural ...

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