I am working in Kolkata visiting and being visited by suppliers of Beautiful Silks. I met this suppler by happy accident - about 8 years ago a parcel was incorrectly barcoded and arrived in Fitzroy, I thought it was from another business, opened it and a while later worked it out that I hadn't ordered that particular supply....and ended up purchasing his products.

Since then we have made regular trades. He represents about 300 people who hand spin and weave these beautiful textile items, cotton, silk, wool and so on, the sales he makes to me result in a real difference to many people's lives.

The money provides housing food and education to people who would not be employed if these products did not reach the market place.

Thanks to you our customers, positive things are happening about the place!