It was an easy decision for Meera to help the artisans earn fair wages by bringing these beautiful products to mainstream consumers throughout the U.S. She found support and gathered resources from the Fair Trade Federation, an association which sets standards for fair trade businesses and holds them accountable for their work and procedures based off of the Principles of Fair Trade. Meera also became involved with groups that work on community projects, such as building schools, digging wells, and working on irrigation and water projects. Thanks to these efforts, some dying arts and crafts were preserved.
Meera annually tours rural areas in India where these artisans live and work, and meets the community organizers and the non-profit organizations that produce her inventory. Meera works directly at the grass roots levels to design beautiful, ethnic products suitable for the western world.
As the famous quotation goes, “If you educate a woman, you educate the entire family.”
We at Mira Fair Trade hope to empower women and underprivileged artisans by helping them attain long-term sustainability and economic independence through the Fair Trade model rather than via traditional charitable donations. We are excited to offer our customers a wide variety of eclectic and unique home decor products made ethically with many recycled materials!