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Looking for an extra large canvas shopper that is made by fair trade producers and friendly to the environment? Look no further. The bags are plastic laminated inside to make them durable, moisture resistant and extra sturdy. Screen printed with the Oxfam MADE FAIR logo in orange tones.
Made by the Federation of Tibetan Cooperations in India (FTCI), the FTCI has a double function; income generation for producers (Indian and Tibetan) and supporting the refugee community in India. Profits generated are invested by the Tibetan government in exile for education and health. The Federation also invests money in safer working conditions for artisans and producers.
Made from: Canvas
Federation of Tibetan Co-operative Society
Federation of Tibetan Co-operative Society (FTCS), formerly Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Handicrafts (TRSHH) was established in 1988 to provide Tibetan artisans in India with improved economic opportunities through the development of sustainable handicraft exports. FTCS assists in developing production techniques, product designs and with the management of handicraft centres so that Tibetan producers can compete in international markets. The organisation also provides professional training and guidance to improve the skills and capabilities of Tibetan artisans. Carpet weaving is the dominant craft, although other types include hand-woven textiles such as yarta cloth, tailored goods, knitting, incense making, wood carving, paintings and metal-craft.
Today handicraft production is one of the chief sources of income for the Tibetan Refugee Community and particularly important for providing employment for women (80% of the producers are female), new arrivals and school drop-outs.
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