We partner with Artisan Businesses run by local entrepreneurs who share our passion for creating opportunity in local communities. India is our largest partner country. Today, in 55 Community Workshops across India, Artisans work to create the stylish accessories our customers love. We specifically seek out Artisan Businesses who focus on providing dignified work to the most vulnerable members of their communities—especially women.
OVER 7 MILLION PEOPLE IN INDIA
earn an income in the artisan sector, helping keep the country's rich craft traditions alive
570 WOMEN SUPPORTED
by Noonday's orders in 2018
Handmade Metal & Glass
In India, craft is a tradition that has deep roots in local communities. In a spirit of collaboration, our Artisan Partners harness a variety of techniques from all over India. They use recycled glass and metal whenever possible to create styles that are both sustainable and beautiful.
Hand Cut Leather
For generations, artisans in the sand-swept region of Rajasthan have practiced the art of leather tanning. Our Artisan Partners work to preserve this unique heritage – and help it evolve. While traditional tanning uses harmful chemicals, our Partners have developed a special tanning process using local plants. The result is a collection of handbags that are both beautifully designed and ethically crafted.
India on Flourish
STYLE & STORY: INDIAN LEATHER BAGS
SEARCHING FOR WORLD CHANGERS: INDIA AND BEYOND
HAND-CRAFTING HOPE IN INDIA
OPPORTUNITY AND NEED: TRAVIS WILSON’S JOURNEY TO INDIA
FROM DISEMPOWERED TO POWERHOUSE: MEET SUNITA FROM INDIA
#NOONDAYSTYLE IN THE MAKING: DELHI, INDIA
#NOONDAYSTYLE IN THE MAKING: DHOKRA IN INDIA
CELEBRATING OUR FIRST ARTISAN SUMMIT IN INDIA!