This delightful handmade bear toy is crocheted in 100% cotton and coloured with azo free dye. Hand crafted by skilled artisans working with Godavari Delta Women’s Lace Artisans Co-op, one of our fair trade partners in India. Godavari is situated in the small town of Narsapur on the west bank of the Godavari River, India. Narsapur is famous for its crochet lace, which was introduced by a Scottish woman more than 100 years ago, and most of the women who belong to the poor communities make their livelihood through this profession. Godavari strives to improve economic and social conditions for its artisans, as well as providing annual eye examinations and prescription glasses due to the nature of their work.
Godavari Delta Womens Lace Artisans Co-operative
The Godavari region provides few options for employment and experiences severe climatic disasters. The Godavari co-operative, formed after ongoing exploitation by middlemen, supports over 550 rural women and their families with essential income, education, medical support and social reform.Read more
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