This pretty ornament set makes a wonderful gift for the person on your list who is concerned about the environment and social responsibility. Set of 4 colorful ball ornaments are wrapped with tiny jute fibers, then decorated with multicolored twine in a cheery floral motif. Comes in handmade paper box for storage or easy holiday gifting. Fair Trade means a fair wage so artisans can support their families and send their children to school, we believe this dignity promotes peace. each: 2 3/4"dia.
Fair Trade Artisans: Bangladesh: CORR - The Jute Works The Jute Works (CJW) was started to help rural women provide supplemental income for their families. CJW continues to bring about qualitative changes in women's lives by providing them with opportunity for economic viability and social progress. CJW provides product design assistance, access to a credit fund, and trainings that deal with issues that affect artisans lives, like leadership development, women's rights, HIV-AIDS awareness, and accounting. Many of CJW's products are made from jute, a sustainable fiber found abundantly in Bangladesh. CJW has been working with jute farmers who had begun to abandon their harvest because of low prices. Together, they are developing production of high quality, organic, fair trade jute that will benefit the artisans and small farmers.