Why Pragati Palms?

Our mission is to provide fair trade employment through environmentally sustainable products by connecting two under-utilized resources: skilled artisans and palm leaf waste. 

By making a purchase with Pragati Palms, you're directly impacting the lives of artisans in rural India. Our palm-leaf products are created without waste or processing so you know you’re doing good for both people and the planet. Get started below.

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