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Fresh Eyes - People to People Travel...

...brings aware travellers together with vibrant communities across South and South-East Asia so we can work together for a more just and equal world.  We link you to some of our planet’s most captivating people and places, trading fairly with local people who use local products and generate support for the communities you visit. We are a not-for profit, Community Interest Company and your travel will be transparent, fairly-traded and respectful.

Through Thoughtful and respectful travel, we can open up new frontiers of understanding, uniting us in solidarity, giving us Fresh Eyes.

Fresh Eyes works with partners in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. We are also looking forward to enabling people to meet and stay with some of AVI’s partners. We can either work with you to develop your own travel in India or if you wish you can be part of one of our small group Just Tours. The next is to Uttarakhand in October 2015. There are a few places still available. Please talk to Andy Rutherford on 0754 211 4826 or with Thank you 


Khadi CIC

Khadi CIC is hand spun and hand woven fabric made largely in India. Our mission is to promote khadi outside India. Our promise is to ensure fair wages and invest a third or more of our profits in community development.

Khadi CIC is a social enterprise, set up to promote the sale of khadi in the UK. The products will be made and imported from India through suppliers actively involved in social change activities.

Some of Khadi products are availaible online at