MarketPlace: Handwork of India
  • 1327 Greenleaf St, Suite B
    Evanston, IL 60202
    United States

MarketPlace: Handwork of India is a pioneering nonprofit that empowers women in India to break the cycle of poverty, as they become leaders in their work, their homes, and their neighborhoods, and effect lasting change in their communities. In MarketPlace’s comprehensive and creative organization, economic development is only the first step for these brave and resourceful women. We work with over 400 artisans who are organized into 11 independent co-operatives that produce high-quality women’s apparel and home decor. They learn skills such as sewing and embroidery, and participate in all aspects of running the cooperatives. In addition, programs offer educational and enrichment opportunities designed to help the artisans overcome personal, cultural and financial obstacles.

Product Specialties: Clothing and Shoes, Housewares (Tableware, Linens, Baskets, and Decor), Jewelry, Personal Accessories (Bags, Hats, Scarves, etc.)

Source Regions: South Asia

FTF Member Since: 2011

Committed to the Principles of Fair Trade in Everything We Do