Karigar means artisan. It is also the name of Asha Handicrafts’ retail arm. Asha Handicrafts is an accredited member of the World Fair Trade Organisation. Through its Fair Trade activities Asha Handicrafts ensures that the benefits of handicrafts production reach the crafts persons directly. The profits of the organization are ploughed back towards fair wages, design and development, capacity building, training in crafts, education assistance for artisans’ children, empowerment of their women folk, medical facilities, financial and marketing assistance.