Shop for Change @ kalaghoda

February 3, 2016

The only stall promoting Fair Trade labeled products.

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Wide Range of Fair Trade Products………………

 

 

About us:

Farmers and artisans in India have been deprived of economic growth. Shop for Change gives you a chance to hear their story and ensure their fair share through   FAIR TRADE !

Set up in 2009, ‘Shop For Change’, credited as India’s first fair trade label, works with the farmer and artisans to connect them directly to main stream markets, thus cutting through the long chain of intermediaries.

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  • Over 200,000 units of fair trade certified products sold in the Indian market.
  • Widespread success throughout the country, amounting to INR 10,00,000 fair trade bonus to producer organizations and their members.

 

No more intermediaries! Shop for Change brings you the hassle-free way to trade.

 

 

 

To know more about fair trade visit http://www.shopforchange.in

or whats app on 93200 32675

Saameer Ravindra Athavale

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Mallika Sherawat was spotted at the Anita Dongre show at LFW A/W 2010, wearing a dress made out of Shop for Change Fair Trade certified cotton by Anita Dongre under her eco-friendly label “Grassroots”.

After a very successful and widely appreciated spring-summer Shop for Change certified collection,  Anita Dongre has launched another range of garments made entirely from Shop for Change certified cotton grown by farmers from Chetna Organic Agriculture Producer Company.  Through this association, AND and Shop for Change guarantee that the farming families behind the products receive a fair deal for their hard work. 

Read the press release here.

Now at all AND stores and select Shoppers Stop, Central, Lifestyle, and Pantaloon stores. 

Check out the Where to Buy section of our blog to see where you can shop for change!

Shop for Change’s friend Parvin Dabas – actor and award-winning photographer – travelled to Kutch, Gujarat to photograph cotton farmers for a collection of images.  Four of Parvin’s photos will be debuted at this year’s Kala Ghoda Arts festival in Mumbai from February 6-14th.  The photos will be on display at Artists Centre, Ador House, Kala Ghoda, Fort.  Read the press release.

Here’s how the photo collection is described:  Cotton is woven into the very fabric of India’s heritage.  For many of us this significance often fades to the background. But for farmers, cotton is not only a part of their heritage but vital part of their future.

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More photos of Gul Panag and Parvin Dabas posted on Gul’s website and the Times of India website.  Check back soon for a summary of coverage in local language newspapers, too.

Shop for Change was featured in the Sunday, November 29 edition of Mid Day:

“Farmer suicides have been in the news for many months and despite the government’s promises to make amendments, the suicides continue. In bleak circumstances like these, the fair trade initiative by the NGO Shop for Change Fair Trade comes as a blessing…”
Read Fair Trade Comes to India

 

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Delhi Fashion Week 016Rina Dhaka’s stall, with Shop for Change information featured prominently for all buyers and visitors to check out

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A sneak peek at the very first Shop for Change certified piece hitting the runway

Delhi Fashion Week 104 Designer Rina Dhaka after her show discussing her involvement in Shop for Change and the importance of fair trade to struggling cotton farmers

Fair trade hit the runway yesterday at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week with a design by Rina Dhaka, who is the first designer to endorse Shop for Change.  Rina featured a piece made with Shop for Change certified cotton from Chetna Organic Agriculture Producer Company.  The daughter of a cotton farmer, she told us that “Growing up, I remember a lot of unhappiness among farmers who sold to middlemen and didn’t get the full value of their crop that was due to them.  This disillusionment drove most farmers out of business.  Knowing this reality, I am pleased to see something being done to address these issues and give farmers a chance to make a decent living.  By supporting Shop for Change, I am trying to do my small bit.”

Check out the press release here.  Photos and stories from the show coming soon.