Who we are
Daughters of the Ganges is a socially conscious brand that brings to you handcrafted and ethically created products from India. DOTG, as we lovingly call it, was an idea that was born when we stumbled upon an opportunity to do something meaningful and make a difference to the vulnerable and marginalised communities in India. We feel that a way to do this is to help artisans, especially women, in these communities using Fair Trade principles as guidelines.
Partnering with CFM Market Linkages, a WFTO certified organisation, we source our products from artisan communities that have passed on their skills through the ages and are keen to nurture their cherished traditions and crafts. Each product that you purchase from DOTG is a testimony of the love and dedication exhibited by our artisans and tells a story of how lives can be changed
Our goal is to support the development of our primary stakeholders – the artisan communities. There is a growing market for handcrafted goods worldwide and, through Fair Trade, we would like to enable our artisans to access this market. We believe that, together, we can start a movement to improve the lives of several artisans by providing them with stable incomes and self-sufficiency.
Sustainable Employment and Fair Trade
The ethos of DOTG is one of Fair Trade and sustainability. We give our artisans and their crafts the respect that is due to them, making them part of our growing family. Time is devoted to train our artisans to ensure that they have sustainable jobs and new skills to carry with them through their lives. Women that are unable to leave their homes are given raw materials and tools to work from home, making communities more inclusive. Fair and equal wages, sustainable and ethical sourcing and safe work environments also fall under the umbrella of Fair Trade and are some of our key objectives. In our efforts to bring about change, we also provide after school programs for the children of artisan communities to ensure that their children have a bright future.