Welcome to Fair Winds Importing!
Fair Winds Importing believes in compassion, opportunity and hope.
To help bring economic sustainability to impoverished communities, through the purchase of their hand-made products at fair wages, while maintaining their traditional way of life.
Fair Winds Importing will work with companies, projects, and artisans who believe in changing the world, one life at a time.
The Rocking Yak
The Rocking Yak is helping to provide Tibetan families who live in remote villages on the Tibetan Plateau with sustainable employment and a greater family income while instilling self-worth and pride in their unique culture.
They are able to use their traditional skills of rearing yaks and spinning by using 100% Tibetan Yak Down fibre which they hand-spin into yarn with drop spindles and beautifully hand-knit into garments made by these rural Tibetan women. Warm, breathable, luxuriously soft and hypoallergenic.
Your purchase helps support these women and their communities.
AmdoCraft has helped train Amdo Tibetan nomadic people to produce marketable items preserving and using their traditional skills of weaving and braiding yak hair, felting and knitting with their own yak and sheep wool and making yak milk soap, all helping to promote the production of indigenous Tibetan Handicraft items.
Your purchase helps support these Amdo Tibetan communities.
Sauyunan means “working together for the same purpose” in the Sudanese language. Sauyunan Handicrafts is committed to helping families by providing training, design assistance, marketing and life skills development.
They are creating exquisite ornaments and accessories made with hundreds of glass beads carefully sewn together by these Sudanese artisans in West Java, Indonesia.
Your purchase helps support these Sudanese women, men and their families.
Sasa Designs by the Deaf
Deafness in Kenya carries a grave stigma that leads to deaf individuals being ostracized and in worst of cases, abused.
Upon joining Sasa Designs, a deaf women becomes an artisan, carefully cultivating a skill through the creation of hand-crafted jewellery. Sasa Designs employs 13 deaf women full-time.
“Every item handmade. Every design life changing. Every artisan empowered”
Your purchase helps support these women and their families.
Village Artisan is helping over 100 artisans earn a living wage through dignified work is a safe and caring community in North India. Once impoverished families now have access to proper food and education and for many, it’s the first generation to go to school.
All of the products are 100% eco-friendly and made from a range of natural and recycled materials.
“The story of Village Artisan is about empowering women, giving dignified work to men and delivering fashionable quality products to you, the discerning and socially conscious buyer.”
Your purchase helps support these North India women, men, children and their communities.
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