The Starfish Project rescues exploited women and girls in Asia by helping them establish independence and develop careers. Through the Holistic Care Programs, Starfish Project provides vocational training, healthcare, shelter, counseling, and education grants for women and their children. Starfish Project has employed over 130 women and has served thousands through Community Outreach Services. Women create beautiful jewelry and become managers, accountants, graphic designers, and photographers. Starfish Project restores hope to exploited women in Asia.
18k gold plated stainless steel and stainless steel on 18k gold plated stainless steel stud earrings. This piece measures 1.6 inches.
Founded by Zimbabwean-born artist, Jeremiah Makaza, this family run business has rapidly grown into a leading international exporter of Zimbabwean-made Sadza Batiks.
Set in the heart of Tynwald Industrial Park in Harare, Zimbabwe, Tonga Textiles is comprised of a dedicated team of artisans.
Through art, we believe we can make a positive difference in society. Tonga Textiles employs both men and women in the community. Through our training program, our artisans are empowered to work for themselves, thus alleviating poverty within the community. Tonga Textiles is a fair-trade company.
Our values of sustainability practices, quality and teamwork are at the heart of all our work.
Over the years, our products have evolved into contemporary pieces, showcasing the true essence of an African lifestyle. Our batiks are unique and every piece is authentic. The process is all hand-made and monitored to the very last detail.
Put a piece of art at every place setting with this hand-batiked placemat. Made from bark-weave cotton, the mat measures 15.5 by 12.5 inches excluding fringe, and has a dyed cotton backing.
WorldFinds is a member of the Fair Trade Federation. They regularly travel to connect with our artisan groups in India, Indonesia, and Nepal, and each time it is evident how Fair Trade practices have changed their lives – they have been able to hire more women artisans, improve educational programs and send their girls to school, and expand healthcare initiatives. They continue to be the heart and soul of WorldFinds business.
WorldFinds mission is to create positive change, build hope, and design beautiful, sustainable products for a better world. It's a business using fashion and design to combat poverty.
Delicate mixed metal chains are intricately hand-braided, and then interspersed with hammered silver discs. Measures 18 inches, plus a 2 inch extender
The Artisana Collection represents work from multiple artists in the famous Taxco region of Mexico, best known for it’s silver jewelry. The artisans continue to produce traditional jewelry much like their ancestors. The groups who produce jewelry in this collection have formed cooperatives to pool together their talent and resources – the result has been a positive impact for the individual artisans and a bigger impact on the community.
One example of a cooperative is The Union Progresista Artesanal (UPA) which was formed in 1986 and is located in Taxco el Viejo. The cooperative is made up of 26 jewelry makers who work collaboratively to sell a beautiful collection of jewelry; the group uses a wide range of beautiful materials that range from abalone, mother of pearl, sterling silver, Taxco silver, and much more. UPA has achieved stable income for many members of its community and bettered the community through initiatives that include support of local schools and programming geared towards the youth. Artisans often work out of their homes and are paid fair wages. The Fair Trade jewelry is not only beautiful, but each purchase helps to transform lives.
Women artisans in Mexico make these large silverplated polished earrings that feature a delicate scrollwork design. Hanging from hypoallergenic hooks, these striking earrings are 2 inches long.
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Mira Fair Trade strives to promote social justice by working directly with underprivileged artisans by paying them fair wages to help them develop the knowledge to support themselves and their families. They are committed to empowering women and underprivileged communities, and moving towards a global Fair Trade lifestyle through the promotion of the Fair Trade Principles.
Made from recycled metal and food safe. This 10 inch bowl flexes into many positions to hold foods or casserole dishes.
Marquet is dedicated to importing handmade accessories, gifts, and décor from Thailand and Vietnam. Our goal is to empower artisans and entrepreneurs in developing countries by expanding their potential to reach a large audience with their amazing work. Marquet has been a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation since 2010 and is committed to the pillars of ethical manufacturing and trade.
The REBECCA earrings combine tassels and brass for a fun, lightweight splash of color that is soft and elegant. Handcrafted by a Fair Trade women's group in Thailand. Hypoallergenic brass and cotton tassel. 2" drop, .5" wide
Global Groove is a fair trade organization working with women by supporting and developing artisan co-ops in Thailand and Nepal. The Fair Trade industry is expanding and we are proud to be a part of a sustainable movement that is changing lives. We design, develop, produce and source fairly traded lifestyle products with a commitment to the sustainability of production and the cultural heritage of the artisan groups. We inhale its people, its landscapes, its colors, its flavors, its very scent, and we exhale to create inspirational products symbolic of our traveling experiences. Global Groove encourages travel because the knowledge, acceptance and understanding of different ways, people and ideas is the very colorful road to a respectful, safer, kinder world.
The most adorable little Santa hedgehog is just waiting to adorn your tree! This little guy is hand crafted of eco-friendly wool felt by women artisans in Nepal. Azo-free dyes. Fair Trade. Meaures 4.5" x 3.5"