Tatsat

People, Planet and Profits!

Tatsat August 31, 2009

A Socially conscious shop has been defined as one that sells sustainable, eco-friendly, recycled products. Being a socially conscious shop also means supporting the community, local artists, NGOs and Fair Trade Organisations.
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With a focus on triple bottom line, Tatsat a retail store in Hauz Khas works as a bridge between marginalized producers and markets. Established as ‘Shop with a cause’ in Delhi, it offers most of the products sourced from either NGOs or fair trade organizations or green producers.
Tatsat offers numerous alternatives to sweatshop production in pottery (glass, stone and ceramic), stationary (paper pulp, recycled paper, elephant poo), jewellery (glass beads, metallic, paper, wooden), and other miscellaneous products for office/ home use (banana fibre, jute, cloth) and handloom fabrics.
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By procuring these products from NGOs, self-help groups, fair trade organisations and socially conscious companies, Tatsat offers customers an alternative to sweatshop production bringing them closer to nature and rural artisans. Every purchase you make improves the lives of poor artisans.

Here is a list of the various suppliers of Tatsat:
CFMCommunity Friendly Movement. As a supply chain manager for many artisan communities CFM provides a one stop shop for retailers and wholesalers who are looking to source quality handmade products from India. They provide handmade jewelry and bags.
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AADI – Located at Hauz Khas, AADI works with disabled people. They provide handmade paper products.
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PreranaPrerana is a brand of handicrafts and lifestyle products promoted by ESAF, a registered charitable society working to mainstream the marginalized people through micro-finance and enterprise development. They provide coir and banana fibre products.
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Himjoli – A Kumaon based NGO. Provides skin care products and other traditional products like terracotta diyas, terracotta trays.
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Mura – A collective that provides Shibori fabric, sarees, salwar kameez fabric duppattas and other textiles.
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Two Eco-friendly Companies:
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Haathi Chaap! – Provides Environment-friendly, organic and safe paper made from elephant poo.
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Green Somethings – Provides Plants and hand-made soaps.
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Here is a small video that gives you a walk-through of some of the jewelry that they have put up in their shop:
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If you have any interest or queries, please address you mails to tatsat297@gmail.com

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