Infuse your life with global style
Shop Mela Artisans for unique home and fashion accessories that blend traditional handcrafting techniques with contemporary design. Mela’s products are fair trade certified, eco-friendly and sustainably sourced. They forge personal relationships with their artisans and contribute 1% of their revenue to promoting health, education and development projects within the artists’ communities. Thanks to those relationships, you’ll find tempting one-of-a-kind items to suit every taste (and budget!)
A Sampler of Handmade Home Accessories and Gifts:
• Photo frames, candle holders, bowls, decorative trays, and boxes made from natural wood, horn, bone, or brass.
• Eco-friendly placemats and runners made of all-natural fibers like river grass.
• Jewelry made by hand using sterling silver, semi-precious stones, horn, bone, and brass.
• An extensive line of aromatherapy incense, essential oils and bath products.
• Handspun scarves, cushion covers, and throws from pure silk, all-natural cotton, and the finest Himalayan cashmere.
"I am always looking for new Fairtrade companies and I’m so excited I found Mela Artisans. I absolutely love my new tray. Beautiful craftsmanship! The artisan stories are wonderful. Thank you."Kim, NY
Our retail store is open Sunday and Monday 10-5 and Tuesday through Saturday 10-7.
Manchester, Vermont is our only retail store but you can also visit us online at melaartisans.com. Our wholesale showroom is located in Soho in New York City.
Mela Artisans was started in 2010 by Navroze Mehta and his daughter, Sonali, a recent college grad at the time. The family had always been interested in handmade artisan products from their home country of India and were concerned about protecting the future of traditional craftspeople and their centuries-old artistic techniques. Their vision was to provide a sustainable global market for artisans while fostering entrepreneurship within their communities. Improving the lives of artisans was their passion and since the founding of the company about 1,000 artisans a year have been provided with full-time employment. 1% of the company’s revenue is reinvested in development within the artisan communities in the form of health checkups, vision camps to treat cataracts or provide glasses, programs to provide solar lanterns where electricity is unreliable, and other similar projects. Mela Artisans’ handmade artisan products are now available at large retailers and small boutiques around the U.S. as well as online at www.melaartisans.com. Our store in Manchester, Vermont is our first retail venture and offers the largest and most varied selection of our artisan made products.
Our store is the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind gifts for every occasion and all tastes. You’ll find everything from exquisite jewelry made from semi-precious stones, to incense and essential oils, to inlaid photo frames, to stunning contemporary scarves and handbags. And don’t worry, if you’re just visiting the area and have limited room in your suitcase, we’ll happily ship your purchases to your home address or directly to your lucky gift recipients!
FYI: Enjoy 20% off when you eat at Seasons restaurant. Just show your receipt from that day to qualify.