Being a part of the home décor industry, we are surrounded by beautiful things, decadent and luxurious. We are fortunate enough to be able to indulge our passions and create pieces that reflect who we are and how we live. We know just how lucky we are. We are humbled by it. For years, Turquoise Palace has strived to procure products that meet our definition of what we call Responsible Luxury. It’s quite simple: we want to feel good about the beautiful things we sell every day, but we also want to, in a very concrete way, give back to the communities in which we conduct our business.
We have teamed up with a local charity in Toronto called the Furniture Bank where we volunteer our time and help with fundraising efforts via charity auctions and product donation. Canada is home and we love being able to give back in a meaningful way. In the same spirit, we wanted to give back to our home away from home, India, where all our beautiful products are created by hardworking artisans in big cities and small villages alike.
The Society for Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA) is a social enterprise headquartered in New Delhi that was created in 1985. We met with the amazing folks at TARA and knew we were destined to work together.
TARA’s vision is to create sustainable livelihoods on a large scale leading to a mobilized, widespread action to eradicate poverty and regenerate the environment.
TARA products are particularly special. They are not only made of recycled and waste materials but also crafted by the careful hands of highly skilled villagers, most of whom are impoverished women. TARA creates jobs and incomes while saving the environment. We could not think of a more worthy cause for Turquoise Palace to champion.