This tour took place in February 2016. If you are interested in a similar tour, please connect with me via the CONTACT page.
Or check out our upcoming tour: The Cloth and Stone Tour to Gujarat
The Fair Trade Tour to India
This tour was created for those who like to see India through the lens of fair trade. Our clients are people who care about where their purchases come from and that the makers are being paid and treated fairly. They are also interested in visiting remote places to meet the makers and see the goods being made.
Through my research into fair trade organisations in India, I have enjoyed searching out quality stock for my online shop, KASU EMPORIUM. Now it is time to share the journeys with like-minded others. As with KASU EMPORIUM, a percentage of profits from KASU TOURS is donated to charities we work with in India to improve the lives of people living in poverty.
During the course of the tour, we meet makers and artisans working in traditional weaving, tribal arts, block printed fabrics and more. The places we visit all adhere to fair trade principles.
But India has such a wealth of wonderful things to see and do: in each destination, we also visit some local sites of importance. For example, Jantar Mantar in Delhi, the Museum of Man in Bhopal, the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing in Jaipur.
We take various forms of transport in our travels within India including flights, trains, private buses, rickshaws and taxis. The ground level journeys are more than getting from point a to point b – they are opportunities to see India up close: the landscape, the women in brightly coloured saris, children playing, farmers farming, nomads with their herds, bullocks, colourfully painted trucks with their musical horns and of course the various landscapes … it is all a colourful experience that cannot be had from 30 000 feet up.
To take a virtual tour in the order of travel, click on the link at the bottom of this page. Continue in this manner and you will ‘visit’ each destination. There are more links on each destination page to some of the places included in the tour and some extras that may be visited in the free time we have in each place.
The tour starts and finishes in the capital city of India, Delhi >>>>