Khadim Handicrafts is a small production unit in the heart of Uttar Pradesh's industrial belt about five hours drive from New Delhi. They are distinguished from the other many small industries in their town of Sambhal by their efforts to practice fair trade principles as explained to them by MESH. They have improved working conditions and professionalism, employ people with disabilities, have engaged the local community and constantly strive to meet the expectations of international buyers for timely deliveries and consistently high quality products.
In the last few years they have diversified their skills to include wooden Christmas decorations and hand fans. During Covid they employed tailors to make masks who later made bags for MESH exports.
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A quick look at what is involved in checking and packing hand crafted mother of pearl bangle sets for export
Bangles and boxes, necklaces and e-reader stands, picture frames and trays made of horn, bone, shells, resin and metal as well as wooden decorations, upcycled coasters and printed hand fans.