We believe that all women and children should be treated with dignity and value in
every aspect of their lives. By providing economic opportunities that are culturally
appropriate as well as fair wages and decent working conditions dignity is given
and opportunity for exploitation is defeated.
We believe the work and opportunities offered to our artisans should be sustainable
for them. Culturally appropriate creations are the life blood to fair trade. By
providing a sustainable economic market and opportunities for growth, we are investing
in initiatives that will help our artisans as well as their families and communities
We believe that every time a creation of one of our artisans has been purchased,
given and received, advocacy for that artisan and her family is achieved. It is
through that advocacy that great change will occur in the realms of human trafficking,
extreme poverty and slavery.