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About Sevya Handmade


"Sevya" is a  Sanskrit word that means "caring through service"; caring for humanity and for the environment we live in.  Sevya is dedicated to preserving the indigenous art forms  and cultures of India by supporting the artisan communities who uphold these traditions.

Where there is Love, There is Life ” -  Mahatma Gandhi

Sevya was founded in 2002, and is the brainchild of Swami Dayananda Saraswati, a renown teacher of Vedanta who worked throughout his life to nurture a culture of dharma and caring throughout India.  Sevya is proud to be affiliated with the All India Movement for Seva, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  AIM for SEVA is an integrated community development program, reaching out to rural and tribal children across 16 states in India to enable life-ready childhoods through a wide range of education initiatives.  To learn more and to make a donation to support a child's education, please visit

All of Sevya's fair trade products are made by artisan groups using centuries-old craft traditions, with the finest natural fibers and materials.  Sevya works with artisan cooperatives throughout India to develop contemporary styles and designs that showcase their traditional and eco-friendly methods of handcraft--including hand-loom, block-printing, tie-dye, and embroidery.

Sevya's unique collection of fair trade clothing, scarves, and jewelry bring together fair trade and fashion, and each piece is truly a work of art.  Our wholesale scarves can be found in museum stores, boutiques, catalogs, and fair trade stores throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.

Sevya is proud to be a member of the Fair Trade Federation and we are committed to the fair trade principles and to making beautiful garments and accessories with dignity, respect, and sustainability for people and for the planet.

Thank you for supporting fair trade!