No more scrambling for a hot pad or a towel, this skillet handle is your new favorite kitchen accessory. It's handwoven by a fair trade community of women artisans in Guatemala.
"Slip a plastic water bottle (cap removed) into the Crunchy Critter Dog Toy and give your pup hours of chewing enjoyment. Made from upcycled traditional Guatemalan fabric." - Ten Thousand Villages website
"This cotton tea towel is from our artisan partner group CRC Exports in India, which helps small, informally organized craft workshops develop into self-sustaining businesses. CRC provides marketing, design and exporting assistance. CRC also insists on environmentally friendly production methods and materials and encourages coordination among producer groups." - Ten Thousand Villages website
"The Pretty Kitty Ring Holder is handcrafted by artisans working with Noah's Ark, a fair trade organization in Moradabad, India. The cost of metals has skyrocketed in recent years, which has had a devastating effect on the local economy and on the lives of individual artisans. Noah's Ark has worked hard to train artisans to use alternative metals and materials and to create appealing designs." - Ten Thousand Villages website
"The Cat Nap Shelf Sitter is hand‒carved by artisans working with Mitra Bali, our fair trade partner in Indonesia. Mitra Bali works to support small‒scale, independently operating workshops by providing design consultancy, and assistance in marketing and export." - Ten Thousand Villages website
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"Created by Vietnamese artisans who continue the practice of their ancestors in art while earning sustainable incomes for artwork in the village of Bat Trang, long known for its pottery traditions." - Fair Tade Winds website
This company gives back to various organizations and partners with marginalized groups to create the pieces. When you purchase this piece, you help homeless pets.
"The Meow Mug and Tea Strainer was created by artisans working with Sana Hastakala, a Nepalese fair trade organization meaning “small handicraft,” working with independent producers, mainly women rural areas throughout the country.." - Ten Thousand Villages website
"The Happy Cat Food Dish is hand-thrown, built, and painted by artisans working with Everest Pottery in Nepal. Everest Pottery is a family-based business located on the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley. Many of the artisans employed at Everest have come through Save Our Souls, an organization which provides housing and education to orphans and homeless." - Ten Thousand Villages website
So cuuuuute. These earrings are handcrafted in a fair trade coop in India with enamel and gold-plated brass.