Begins in a small room in Shabbi's (Subhashini Kohli) new Alipore home in Kolkata, with four producer groups and three buyers.
Pannalal Dasgupta invites Shabbi, takes up the responsibility of marketing the Amar Kutir products.
Export orders start to grow.
Sasha Shop opens in Calcutta.
First Annual Producer Group Meeting held in Kolkata
Exhibitions out of Calcutta.
Sasha Textile Artisans Association comes into being.
Restructuring of SSA. Sasha Association for Craft Producers (SACP) formed.
Kantha revival project initiated.
Kantha exhibitions at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and the Crafts Museum.
External Evaluation of SSA/Sasha.
COMMACT India Chapter initiated in Goa Conference
Sasha helps set up Anwesha Tribal Arts & Crafts at Bhubaneshwar along with Dr. Sahoo.
Kantha exhibition in Edinburgh
Rasa is set up as a trust
Tribal center in Phulbani
Aari exhibition in Glasgow
SSA sets up a Tribal Centre in Phulbani district Orissa.
SASHA gets its own office; offers to share with Self Help Handicrafts Movecraft is born
Sasha joins IFAT(International Federation for Alternative Trade) now WFTO(World Fair Trade Organization)
Shabbi elected to IFAT Board & is on board till 2003
Sasha launches its first website.
Sasha promotes Fair Trade Forum, India with other leading FTOs
Promotes Asia Fair Trade Forum, now WFTO Asia.
Sasha celebrates 20 years with RASA and Fashion show; coming together of tribal jewellery artisans of Odisha, Jason Cherian (from Bangalore), Anshu (from Delhi) and Sonam (from Delhi).
Organises exhibition in Brunico, Merano & Bolzano in Italy.
25 years of Sasha
SSA gets an institutionalised platform in EDF, a unit within SSA
Sasha Crafts Services formed as an effort to bring together craft groups.
Shabbi, founder of Sasha passes away.
Award established for exemplary Producer Groups in memory of the late Shabbi
SSA gets its first CEO
Sasha Altromercato Joint Venture formed
Social Development Fair in partnership with FTF-I in Kolkata
Sasha starts ERP implementation
Fair Trade Fair in Kolkata in association with FTF-I
Partners with ISMW to Initiate Micro enterprise finance operations for the producer partners; National Alliance for Financial Literacy (NAFil)
Launch of AARAMSE at Elle Décor show & ABHINAVA in Dubai
Consumer research with AC Nielson ORG-MARG.
SSA organises RTI workshop in Kolkata with COMMACT India
First Financial Literacy Day celebrated in Kolkata with NAFiL members, ISMW & FWWB
Brand Campaign for Sasha developed
Launch of Araamse 2
Sasha Altromercato merges with SACP
Sasha celebrates 30 years with Eipaar Opar
Sasha nominates Dipali Pramanik from Kolaghat Soci-economic Welfare Society for the Citi Micro-entrepreneurship Awards; Dipali wins the award in the category of best Micro-entrepreneur.
Sasha partners with FK Norway
Sasha starts its Newsletter
Roopa Mehta nominated President of FTF, India
Sasha partners with WIEGO
Impact Assessment with Trade Aid
SSA scales up with Fair Support
Dilip Das of Shanti Handicrafts - one of our producer partners is nominated to the Citi Micro-entrepreneurship Awards
Roopa Mehta elected on WFTO Board
RASA launches new range of cooking spices and the Rasa Cook Book at Shisha Reincarnated created by the eminent chef, Shaun Kenworthy.
2nd Impact Assessment with Trade Aid
RASA new packaging & website launched
Sasha Brand website launched
Sasha makes a splash on Social media
Invited to GALI E KHAAS - at the Nature Bazaar, New Delhi venue open all year.
Sasha and Sonam Dubal's 'Sanskar' collaborate for the first Tsutra exhibition in New Delhi
Impact Assessment with Trade Aid
Sasha becomes Guaranteed WFTO member