Canister - Wood & Glass
Add some handicraft to your table. Fill with dressings, olive oil, or other liquid condiments.
When Manoj Sharma graduated at the age of 23, he found that he was unable to find work in his field of study. Luckily, he lived in a town where glass work was prominent and decided to take up the craft. Today, he is 50 years old and has been working in the industry for over 20 years. He and his wife have two sons and one daughter.
Measurements: 6" x 3"
Materials: Glass and Wood*Due to the artisanal nature of this product, color and size may vary.
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Noah's Ark
Moradabad, India in 1986 was a place where the concept of Fair Trade did not exist, and where Mr. Samuel Masih noticed that most exporters were exploiting their artisans. An energetic local businessman with a heart for his people, Samuel established the organization not only to promote and support artisans, but also to invest profits in their social and economic development.
Noah’s Ark runs three schools, provides the families of their 700 artisans free health care and access to clean water, and has facilitated the building of 22 independent workshops. While Samuel admits that sometimes he feels like slowing down, knowing that he has hundreds of people behind him keeps him going.
The cup was made by Dilshad Hussain and his group of stainless steel artisans situated just outside Moradabad. Dilshad deals exclusively with Noah’s Ark, and the organization recently donated a dye press machine to his workshop.