Looking for a baby shower gift, but not sure of their nursery style? This sweet gray and white silkscreen elephant from our fair trade partner MESH is sure to fit in anywhere. MESH works with leprosy colonies and rehabilitation workshops in villages throughout India, ensuring fair wages and empowering those with limited opportunities due to the stigma of physical disabilities.
- Material: Cotton fabric -
- Dimensions: 7H x 9L x 5W (at the widest point); Two attached ears: approximately 5H x 3.5W inches
Meet the Artisan
MESH (Maximizing Employment to Serve the Handicapped) is a nonprofit organization that works with people with disabilities, many of whom are former leprosy patients. MESH provides training, marketing and exporting for numerous member groups. Increasingly, they are hiring people with disabilities to give administrative leadership. MESH works with leprosy colonies and rehabilitation workshops in villages all over India, ensuring fair wages. Established in the 1970s and registered in 1981, MESH was founded to provide opportunities for disabled people and their dependents, especially those affected by leprosy. Their goal is self-sufficiency for artisans.