Village Artisan

Village Artisan is helping over 100 artisans earn a living wage through dignified work in a 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…

Sasa Designs by the Deaf

In Kenya, with an estimated unemployment rate of 85% nationwide, few deaf have ever had the opportunity to support themselves. 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…

Sauyunan Handicrafts

Sauyunan means “working together for the same purpose” in the Sundanese 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…

AmdoCraft

Amdo Craft is a small company in the Qinghai province of China. This company is passionate about training and helping Amdo Tibetan nomadic people to produce marketable items preserving and using their traditional Tibetan skills of weaving and braiding yak hair, felting and knitting with their own natural resources of yak and sheep wool, yak milk, natural herbs, flowers…

The Yak

I never realized all the uses for the Tibetan Yak and I have never seen one up close before. In March 2014, I was excited to get my chance of being on the Tibetan Plateau in Yunnan province of China and seeing the yaks up close. I was surprised that they were very calm and…

The Rocking Yak

In March 2014, I was thrilled and excited to be able to visit the many knitters and spinners, just a few of the 40 rural Tibetan women employed by The Rocking Yak! 100% Tibetan Yak Down fibre is hand-spun into yarn with drop spindles and beautifully hand-knit into garments are made by these rural Tibetan…