Promote Local Products

All the items below were made in Rural India by artisans living the message of nonviolence and sustainability articulated by Mahatma Gandhi. They come with a story and with an invitation to learn more about this life style of nonviolence and sustainability. We discovered these products during the Pilgrimage of Peace to India last winter. This summer Sri Prasad Gollanapalli, General Secretary of Andhra Pradesh Sarvodaya Mandal in India and his wife Dr. Kranthi visited Milwaukee and brought samples of these products. Sri Prasad is also the coordinator of “The Wheel — Center of Gandhian Thought and Action for the National Council of Rural Institutes” (NCRI). This is part of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Availability of these products in local markets is listed. Anyone interested in facilitating the marketing of the products in Milwaukee, Madison or Chicago area is encouraged to contact us at (Pictures, descriptions and more products will follow)

Handcrafted Indian Jewelry



Available at Fair Trade for All and Third World Handcraft Shoppe, 5305 W. Capitol Dr., (414) 445–2065

Kalamkari,

Hand blocked material, ancient art from Hyderabad. Andhra Pradesh, India


shirt

Hand Bag

Material for sari, curtains,
bed sheets, tablecloth



Available at Fair Trade for All

Personal Care Items


Tooth Powder, Neem Soap and Cow Soap



For now only available at

Khadi



Khadi is Indian handspun and hand-woven cloth. The raw materials may be cotton, silk, or wool, which are spun into threads on a spinning wheel called a charkha. It is a versatile fabric, cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Khadi commands a sentimental value for Indians. It is often associated with Mahatma Gandhi. Someone said, the first true Indian designer was Mahatma because of his appeal to Indians to wear khadi garments. That appeal was necessitated because of the need of creating self reliance and proving unity of India to English. Khadi also symbolized the need and importance of indigenous manufactured goods. Khadi represented India’s resistance and revolution. Khadi was also the face of Indian identity.


Khadi Ladies Kurtri shirt

Khadi men’s shirts

Khadi shawl



Khadi material is also availabe for tablecloths,curtains, saris and bed sheets.

Some Khadi cloth items are available at Fair Trade for All

Books by Gandhi published in India

Navajivan Publishing House, Ahmedabad, India


Truth is God
Gleanings from the writings
of Mahatma Gandhi bearing on God,
God-Realization and the Godly Way)

An Autobiography or
The Story of My Experiments
with Truth.

India of My Dreams



Available at Peace-Action Wisconsin, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 414 964 5158

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