New Overseas Traders is the wholesale division of The India Shop: a family firm importing from India. We are a member of BAFTS: the British Association of Fair Trade for shops and suppliers. Our goods are handmade and we aim through fair trade to provide much needed employment particularly in rural areas and also to keep alive traditional craft skills. We trade with family firms and co-operatives and by working together to introduce new products hope for long term working relationships and continuous employment for the craftsmen. All workers involved in making and packing our products are treated with respect in reasonable working conditions and are paid fair wages. No child is exploited. Our goods and production techniques are environmentally friendly. We reuse packaging and promote the use of newspaper. We use green electricity. We support ideas for improving social medical and education conditions for worker families involved in the production of our goods.