Rising Tide Fair Trade partners with SASHA for the production of all of our products. SASHA is a non-profit marketing outlet for more than a hundred groups of fair trade artisans and women producers from all over India, but predominantly from Orissa in West Bengal. Apart from marketing, SASHA works with these groups to revive traditional crafts and develop new designs and techniques. It is an active supporter of the global Fair Trade movement based on principles of equity, transparency, capacity building, empowerment, social security and environmental sustainability.
While producing beautiful fair trade products, like RTFT bags, is the main activity at SASHA, community development is at the heart of their work. SASHA reinvests a portion of earnings into health, education and preserving culture and environment.
We think you should feel good not just about the quality and beauty of your wardrobe, but also about the origin of the products you choose to wear. For this reason, we work to create eye-catching, one-of-a-kind products using traditional textiles, while ensuring a fair wage and a people and planet-friendly production process.