Kgs of cotton waste saved


Income generated for women artisans


Indigenous lives impacted


Jobs for rural women created

With every step in this ecosystem, Indian Yards Foundation and The Good Gift combined, we seek to answer 3 primary questions - Is it good for you? Is it good for the maker? Is it good for the planet?

We use 100% cotton fabric and of the highest quality. For the dolls dresses we use fabric that is up-cycled from pre-consumer textile waste. It is sourced locally from within the region, ensuring a lower carbon footprint. We use wooden components as add-ons with some of our craft forms that are sourced from responsibly managed forests. We have put in additional efforts to ensure that these input materials are safe and ethically produced. They have been tested and certified by global institutions such as OKEO-TEX, FSC, SEDEX, Etc.

All our artisans work from their respective homes which means their traditional ways of living aren’t disrupted. They work anywhere between 5-6 hours a day allowing them to care for their children and elderly, and complete their chores. We believe these communities have traditions and practices that are key to maintaining the balance of a biosphere like the Nilgiris. Hence, our focus is towards generating more value for their time versus making them work more hours. This approach helps with generating equitable income and fair trade.

Even our packaging is thoughtfully designed to ensure sustainability. The reusable gift box is biodegradable, the cotton pouches can be reused in the household and the inserts can be reused as bookmarks. Each purchase comes along with a maker card that introduces the artisans who made the product thereby demonstrating traceability. The entire packaging along with its contents is 100% biodegradable and plastic free.

The Good Gift is Craftmark certified, a WFTO provisional member, Goodmarket approved, SEWF-verified social enterprise and an UN FOA's Mountain Partnerships member.

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