About this Artisan
The young women of Shelano have come from the slums in the south of Kolkata, India. With their background and limited education, finding a job is difficult, if not impossible. By purchasing their handmade products, you are not only getting a fairly traded product, you are giving a woman an opportunity to take care of her family and invest in the future she now has. Each kantha is unique, made by a unique woman with her unique story. As it goes from her hands to yours, you are helping a woman earn some money of her own and contributing to her confidence and well-being.