Metal products are made from flat sheets of scrap metal and created by using basic hand tools and machinery. Metal work is a craft practiced in Behat in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India.
- Made from reused metal
- Soldered/folded together for strength and durability
- Coated in protective color layer
- Size: 6" L x 7" H
We talked with artisan Khalil Ahmed, business owner, who said he started this business out of necessity 8 years ago. He and his 3 brothers faced hardship after their farm was not able to support putting their kids through school or buying necessities for the families. After learning about fair trade, they partnered with a NGO to start the business and has been able to receive steady work ever since. The NGO continues to ensure they are paid fairly and are in good working conditions. Khalil now employs 10 people and runs his own workshop. His profits have steadily increased over the years!