Asha Handicrafts, with a name that means "hope" in sanskrit, represents over 6500 artisans across 10 states in India. Not only do they ensure that every artisan they work with is earning fair wages, they also provide educational assistance for children, medical checkups, savings programs, interest-free loans, and other education projects. Their goal is to provide support to artisans, connecting them with global markets and helping to preserve the art and craft of India. The artisans they represent work in a variety of crafts including weaving, wood carving, paper products, and jewelry making. They are a member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), which verifies fair trade practices.