Apsara Ethical Gifts supports sustainable jobs for artisans in communities where opportunities are scarce or simply nonexistent.
We also support artisans who are committed to upcycling and recycling by creating new products from waste. These social enterprises support a holistic approach, making it not only about paying a fair wage, but also building capacity, committing to work with marginalised people who need these opportunities the most, being good stewards of the environment, respecting cultural traditions, working collaboratively and engaging the producers in the decision-making process and developing long-term relationships among other things.
Your purchase will support people living in poverty, who now have an opportunity to earn an income, a living wage. With this income the family and community can buy food, have somewhere to live, purchase healthcare, send their children to school; and most importantly live with dignity - all the things we take for granted.
We also commit to offering our customers high-quality, unique, handmade and marketable fair trade, recycled and/or ethically produced gifts and fashion items.