Tips for smart shopping and gifting

An exciting festive season that will extend to Christmas right into the new year has set upon us. The shopping frenzy reaches its crescendo during this period. Indeed, shopping for corporate gifts invariably reaches its peak as marketers try everything possible to woo customers with some unbelievable offers and great discounts. Many of the special offers are available online for tech-savvy buyers. While online shopping is easy, simple and fast; one must take care of certain things. We have listed some of them for you below: Read More

Asha Handicrafts for elegant craft-based gift products

Asha Handicrafts, a well-known Fair Trade Organization, helps to spread the beneficial concepts of Fair Trading in India and internationally. Asha stands for ‘hope’ in Sanskrit language. Countless producer groups and artisans rely on the organization for assistance all through the country. It’s a society formed to preserve and showcase exquisite crafts of the country by marketing them across the world and provide training in craft development.

For example, bead making is the ancient craft practised by Indus Valley Civilization. Jewelry made with semi precious stones processed in Khambat, a coastal town in Gujarat. Asha also has an exclusive range of silver jewelry handcrafted by skilled silversmiths. On the other hand, embroidered leather products have always been associated with the nomadic tribes of Rajasthan, where men would process leather, and women would embellish them with colourful embroidery depicting motives of nature around them. Harmada village near Ajmer is especially well known for their leather craftsmen.

It uses the surplus generated from the business to fulfill the core objective and engage in acts of charitable nature. In fact, since its establishment in 1975, Asha Handicrafts Association has given marketing support to various groups of small producers and craftsmen co-operatives. Asha fosters Fair Trade practices to aid marginalized and small scale handicraft producers.

It is a single organization having two distinct divisions: one is engaged in Trading and other is our Resource Center that oversees welfare programs, training activities as well as crafts promotion and producer development. By purchasing directly from the artisan groups and offering advance payments on orders, Asha increases the income levels of producer groups and prevents the accumulation of long-term debts.

Asha gives the artisans an opportunity to improve their living standards and continue with their livelihoods – the tradition of Indian Crafts. It also provides training and teaching facilities, establishing new local groups of craftsmen. Furthermore through our trained welfare professionals, Asha supports the community.

  • Wood Work, Paper-Mache
  • Leather Products, Musical Instruments
  • Jewelry
  • Block Printing
  • Textiles, Ceramics
  • Iron, Bidri
  • Brass, Dokra Art
  • Copper & Wire
  • Stone, Horn & Bone
  • Food Products
  • Incense

Asha Handicrafts Association

R.R. Industrial Estate, 1st Floor, Kashi Mira,
Off Western Express Highway, Mira Road (east)
Tele : 91 22 65515353 / 26845404
E-mail : partner@vsnl.com

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KGK’s exquisite Earrings, Pendants, Bracelets, Rings

The phenomenal success story, impressive growth and immense recognition over time has established KGK Creations among the top jewelry brands to reckon with. It has entered global markets with a wide range of exquisite contemporary jewellery, marking its expertise and specialization in beautiful Bridal Necklace Sets and Bangles, Earrings, Pendant sets, Bracelets and ensembles Rings. They are all made in superior 18k gold juxtaposed with dazzling diamonds and captivating color stones. Read More

A never seen before Soap Opera

Soap Opera does not merely manufacture ubiquitous soaps; they are handcrafted, containing Pure Glycerin that will make your skin Supple and Smooth. The fragrances in them are very much exclusive, sourced from Grasse, France. And what’s more, their soaps come in distinctive shapes and vibrant colors. There are no toxic ingredients in them that will make these soaps unsafe to use even for your children. Read More

Important aspects of a corporate gift plan

There is a definite link between festive corporate gifting to clients, employees and trade partners and tangible increase in business associations. Should this proposition not be enough to give you the confidence to make specific RoI (return-on-investment) projections in your marketing plan? In this context, here are some key aspects of a festive corporate gift programme that are often overlooked: Continue reading

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Corporate gifting during festivals helps build business relations.

Festivals in India are just as vibrant as its enchanting cultural fabric. It’s the best opportunity to strengthen relationships, create a sense of bonding, and garner goodwill – the perfect time for corporate entities to uplift the spirit of their people and business associates as they are all eager to celebrate one festival or the other. Continue reading

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Gifts that capture the spirit of Ganesh festival

Ganesh festival is just round the corner. Corporate entities can use this auspicious occasion as an opportunity to revive the spirit of their employees. This is the time to wish for peace and prosperity to your near and dear ones as well as your business associates/colleagues. Continue reading

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