And when we say sweet, we mean it! Made from upcycled candy wrappers, the Home Sweet Home Birdhouse was handcrafted by artisans working with our fair trade partner Noah’s Ark, helping makers develop innovative designs, incorporate alternative materials and find new markets for their work.
Noah's Ark International Exports is a fair trade handicraft marketing organization in Moradabad, India. Noah's Ark provides benefits such as education and medical treatment for artisans and their families. As artisan businesses become more self-sufficient, Noah's Ark takes on new families. Since the company's inception, about 20 artisan workshops have become independent.
Noah's Ark started in 1986, in one room of a family house in Moradabad. Businessman Samuel Masih observed that exporters and middlemen were taking advantage of handicraft artisans. He started Noah's Ark to promote these artisans and their crafts.