MESH is a Fair Trade organization in India. Being members of the WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization) they adhere to all principles of Fair Trade. The focus of their work is to work alongside those who are disabled and are affected by leprosy, together they work towards rehabilitation through the creation of handicrafts.
Their main mission and goals are to provide opportunities to those living with a disability and their dependents, especially those who are affected by leprosy. Their goal is to help them ultimately become self-sufficient. Here are some of the ways that they support the artisans:
Training individuals to produce goods that are best suited for their capabilities
MESH serves as a guide to their artisans in the selection of what will be able to sell well in the Global market
Assist in obtaining raw materials
Ensure prompt payment for goods to provide constant cash flow and working capital for the artisans
Help maintain quality control of the products being produced
Help secure orders with the goal of providing full time employment for artisans
We were able to meet them and loved the mission and goals of the organization and the product that they produce. We are proud to now carry some of their handmade items in store.