The ethically sourced products that I import are produced in environments that are safe and free of child labor, use ecological methods of production, promote women’s empowerment and sustain traditional arts in India.
New in 2016 was the start of a collection of art decoupage created by me with tree free handmade paper. Shop from May through October at the Minneapolis Farmer's Market Annex.
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Blue Mango Trust is an Income Generation Program for disadvantaged village women in South India. Red Persimmon and Blue Mango have been working together since 2001. Many of you have enjoyed purchasing the products hand made there.
Interested in selling Blue Mango products in your shop? In the spring of 2017, Red Persimmon will open an online wholesale site for Blue Mango products in the United States. Email me for more information!
Textiles and Crafts of North India Tour
February 1-23, 2018
Enjoy learning about the textiles of India, hand block printing workshops, color and design, food and culture. This personally crafted adventure brings us behind the tourist scene and into the real lives of artists, craftspeople and friends. Be comfortable in a small group of 6-10 people and join me next year!
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The Joy of South India Tour
February 26 - March 6
Travel down the south eastern coast on the Bay of Bengal to see a single temple carved from one rock; stay in a charming French colonial town and visit the workshops of an artist's colony. Move inland to experience Chettinad architecture, a famous temple and stay two days sharing life with the women of Blue Mango Trust, an income generation program for village women. Touch the clouds in the hill stations of Periyar and Munnar, touring tea and spice plantations then go over the Cardamom Hills down to Kochi where we will tour the backwaters by boat. Join me! Red Persimmon Travels