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As important as the quality of the products we make, is the impact that we have on the communities we partner with. The income generated from every product you buy, helps us reinvest in continued productions with our current partners and allows us to start collaboration with new talented communities.
An opportunity to earn a living by using traditional talents means not having to migrate to find work, keeping families together.
INCREASED INDIVIDUAL & HOUSEHOLD INCOME
his leads to increased individual and household income, sometimes the only income source for the family.
HEALTHCARE & EDUCATION
Artisans are able to better afford healthcare and education for their children. Most of the artisans we work with are women. Women are known to invest 90% of their earnings for their households and children
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL UPLIFT
Improved incomes of individuals help uplift the economic and social situation of entire communities.
CRAFT GAINS RESPECT
Being an artisan, and the craft itself, gains a lot more respect within the community when it becomes evident that living wages can be earned. The artisans themselves also feel more respected and empowered
CRAFT KEPT ALIVE
This means artisans have more reasons to keep their craft alive. Younger generations also become interested in learning the craft
BALANCE WORK & HOME LIFE
In most instances the artisans can choose to work from their homes and on their own time so they can still manage their family life and household responsibilities.
When a community center is an option this provides them with a safe workspace and a communal environment.
GAINING INVALUABLE SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE
The artisans train and learn new skills, adapting their current skills to match the market needs of today. Entrepreneurship and leadership skills are important by-products of working within a group towards a common.
By being part of these artisan communities, women have a social outlet, which provides incalculable support. A community which stands together to share issues and concerns of everyday life.