12th May 2018

World Fair Trade Day 2018

"Live fair, one product at a time"

"Live fair, one product at a time’" was World Fair Trade Day 2018 theme and celebration message to the global consumers.

In the communities around our centres like Jaipur, Agra, Saharanpur & in Sambhal, Lectures were held on “Live Fair: Make a Difference” for the artisans & producers along with creating Human Chain and spreading the message of Fair Trade. Testimonies were shared by producers & artisans about the benefits of being a part of Fair Trade.  

For the artisan community’s children in Jaipur and Sambhal & for youth in Agra, Fair Trade Festival was organized with lots activities & fun.

At our office, Staff with “Live fair, one product at a time” placard photographs were clicked, also to spread Fair Trade awareness, Fair Trade Principles placards were put up at different corners of the office, these principals will be reminded staff about fair trade practises.

‚ÄčA short video of Mr. Rajesh Kumar, C. E. O. was taken & promoted through Asha’s Facebook page giving message on celebration of the World Fait Trade Day.

All these activities with photos were promoted through Asha Handicrafts as well WFTO's Facebook page. 


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21st Jan 2018

Mumbai Marathon 2018

Asha Handicrafts Association, a Fair Trade Organization, participated in the Dream Run category of Mumbai Marathon " Running for Fair Trade

Every year, the Mumbai Marathon brings the city together like few things do, with stories of courage and determination, of conquering odds and stretching personal limitations, and yes, of kindness and humanity. It’s an event that shows us and the world our better selves.

Fifteen years after its inception, Mumbai Marathon remains one India’s biggest and most celebrated road-running event.


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08th Mar 2018

Womens Day 8 March 2018

WFTO Event

08 March 2018

There are so many reasons to celebrate gender equality on Women’s Day, 8 March 2018!  One good reason is that more and more women in Fair Trade are taking leadership roles in their organisations. A recent study of 110 WFTO members revealed that 51% of board positions are held by women, 52% of CEOs are women and 54% of top management roles are held by women.  Visit our Women's Day page for stories and videos of women in Fair Trade who are leading the way to gender equality. 

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17th Jul 2018

Greetings to you from ‘Asha’!


Today as we celebrate 43 years of God’s faithfulness, I thank God for adding yet another year to ‘Asha Handicrafts Association.’ It is a time to express my gratitude to you for sharing our belief and being an integral part of our journey so far. 

I am filled with hope, joy and optimism as we go ahead as an organization fulfilling our mission to diffuse the love of God in word and deed to all. 

I pray that God’s richest blessing will be with us and all those who have helped us grow and see this beautiful day. May the work that we do and the way that we do it, bring hope, love and encouragement to all those we serve. 

Again, I thank you for joining ‘Asha Handicrafts’ and for your continuous generous support .Our association means a lot to us, and as we venture into another year, I am confident  that he who began a good work in us will carry it on to completion.

With Best Wishes

Rajesh Kumar
Chief Executive Officer


Few messages from our long serving colleagues


“First of all, I would like to thank my God for his hand upon Asha as an organization. It is through God’s leading, that we as an organization has sustained thus far. Thank God for l=placing each of us here as a family, so that God’s name be glorified. We would like to thank God for our Board Members, our CEO, Mr Rajesh Kumar for his leading, we as staff, our buyers & suppliers. Asha as an organization has been a blessing to many. We pray that God’s leading be present throughout Asha’s journey till the end.”

- Carmaline Raj, Manager - Purchases

(42 years with Asha)


“Wishing Asha Handicraft on achieving much in the 43 years of its existence. May Asha continue to spread the love of Christ to all we come in contact with, in both word & deed.”

- Paul Raj, Manager - Logistics

(36 years with Asha)


“May the Lord continue His Blessing on Asha as he has been doing right from the time of its inception. May He continue to remind us of the Vision & Mission and help us follow what we have promised. Wishing my dear company, which has been like my second home, a very Happy Birthday and many prosperous years ahead.”

- Leo D’Souza, Manager - Exports

(28 years with Asha)


“Wishing Asha Handicrafts Association a Happy 43rd Birthday, You (Asha) have been a true example of the love of God for many of your stakeholders, the work you do speaks of the difference you make to so many lives of artisans in rural villages, durability, reliability and trust that’s what you are to your clients. It is indeed great to be a part of you, may the work that you do to bring change to a world in need continue forever.”

- Christopher Raphael, Manager IT & Inventory

  (25 years with Asha)

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