Make a Difference
You can feel even better about your purchase because Sitara Collections is dedicated to giving back to the region that’s given the world so much beauty. First, we contract with highly skilled Indian artisans who are paid fairly for their remarkable designs. This also allows the artists to keep traditional craftsmanship alive while working from their own villages.
Secondly, we donate a portion of net proceeds to underprivileged Indian children, who are given the opportunity to learn English. In India, higher education starts with English. Believe it or not, becoming fluent in English has the power to lift a child out of poverty and create a life that, otherwise, would only be a dream. But the vast majority of parents in rural areas simply can't provide the necessary educational opportunities. This tuition-free school (SVV), located in the northern Indian village of Chanchali supplements the English education of local children, given them the boost they need to shake off the cycle of economic adversity. In addition to teaching English, SVV helps children and their parents become aware and take advantage of government initiatives designed to help children from rural areas.
Changing the lives of a few hundred students may not seem like much, but this small step can lead to big things-for them, for their families, and for future generations.
We invite you to learn more about this mission of change.