Meet Team India, a team comprised of four artisan cooperatives and over 6,000 women. Our story with Team India began in 2013, when Joy and Anna first traveled to India and began exploring artisan markets in the villages outside of Delhi. After developing partnerships with artisans in the Uttar Pradesh region, we began designing jewelry that combines local artisan traditions with modern jewelry trends. We are proud to partner with the resilient and talented women of Team India and offer you the bold and meaningful collection that you see today.
By providing women with health insurance, educational scholarships, and business trainings, Team India supports women’s development both socially and economically.
- Team India provides health insurance and educational scholarships for its artisans, directly investing women's rights and social mobility.
- They also work hard to help women break into the job market, providing community trainings on business and vocational skills to women of different experience levels.
How We Support Team India
We support Team India by helping them employ more women, earn higher wages and reach new customers.
- We commit to long term, reliable trade agreements that allow cooperatives to hire more women and make proactive business decisions. Team India can count on us to place continuous orders at consistent prices, and that trust results in more jobs and more job security for women.
- We recognize the difference between living wage and minimum wage, and we pay our artisans more than 2x the minimum wage in Delhi. Uttar Pradesh minimum wage: 445 rupees per day ($6.88 USD/day), compared to Fair Anita wage: 800+ rupees per day ($12.50 USD+). The minimum wage in India is also seen as a livable wage, but most workers in India aren't employed through the formal economy, so they don't even receive minimum wage for their work.
To see more of our ethically sourced, fair trade items, view our collections here.