Focus on Design

In their Fair Trade training center in Tiruvannamalai, India, Shanthimalai Handicrafts offers widows and destitute women a safe place to work, a steady income, free medical care, and educational support for their children.

The crafts have been well received here in the States, impressing buyers with their vibrant colors, fine quality and attention to detail. In 2016, most of our inventory sold out. This spring, Aruna Designs was able to place our largest order ever!

Craft Fair sales during the last holiday season were very successful, and we're adding a few new fairs this summer.

Wholesale has opened a new world.

Now that we're able to sell directly to stores throughout the country, more people have a chance to buy the handcrafts and to participate in the joy of this project. With a handful of volunteers, we are able reach buyers from a tiny town in VT to a Fair Trade store on the West Coast, to a high-end gift shop in Rockport, MA.


Each contact with a store has come through an Aruna Partnership supporter who walked into a favorite shop and showed our wholesale catalogue to the owner or manager. Buyers who are touched by our mission usually welcome the chance to do something meaningful and uplifting while offering high quality, affordable handcrafts to their customers.

If you'd like to contact a store in your community about carrying Aruna Designs products, please email us at for more info.

Your help in making these connections is as valuable as your loving charitable donations. Sales create jobs for women at risk, allowing them to support themselves and their families with dignity.

It's easy.

All you have to do is share the catalogue and talk a little with the buyer about Aruna Designs products and our Fair Trade project. The store will contact us directly so we can work with them to fulfill their order.

Our current catalogue is available now. The new 2017-2018 Wholesale Catalogue will be coming out in early August when our shipment arrives from India.

We're adding more handwoven kitchen and table linens to our popular line, including a rich Berry Red Stripe and some gorgeous blues - Himalayan Lake and Himalayan Heather. For those who've loved our Soft Sculpture Elephants and Mice, we have a new Mother Bunny and sweet Bunny Children. Other products have a fresh new feel. Here's a sneak preview of fabric swatches for the Cotton and Jacquard Accessories, along with new designs for our classic Aruna Totes and Weekenders. Take a look!

Stores that currently carry Aruna Designs Handcrafts:
Common Crow, Gloucester, MA
Debanville's General Store & Cafe, Bloomfield, VT
Lula's Pantry, Rockport, MA
Mosaic Fair Trade Collection, Eugene OR
Omega Institute Store, Rhinebeck, NY
One World Goods, Rochester, NY

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The Aruna Designs Team