Global Handicrafts

Hana: Where Courage meets Creativity

Hana: Where Courage meets Creativity

Hana lives in North Asia. She prefers anonymity but, without doubt, she is one whom life has dealt a hard hand....

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Fair Trade Buys Goats: A gift that keeps on giving

Fair Trade Buys Goats: A gift that keeps on giving

A background story to one of our best selling handicrafts items this year. When is a goat worth more than a...

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Fair trade for a fairer world

Fair trade for a fairer world

Many of us ask ourselves what difference we can make in a world fighting poverty. What can one person do? For...

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Vinh Hoa: A Global Handicrafts producer

Vinh Hoa: A Global Handicrafts producer

In a workshop in Hue, Vietnam, two rows of women are intent on their work. Fine, brightly-coloured thread and embroidery needles...

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GH Handicrafts

GH Handicrafts

History has not been kind to Sri Lanka. Its turbulent past has seen people struggle not only in the years of...

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A fair deal for Chile’s artisans

A fair deal for Chile’s artisans

“Chile is losing its artisan culture,” says Alvador, a 58-year-old copper craftsman who makes beautiful jewellery stamped with traditional designs. Thanks to the gap...

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Francis Kidega

Francis Kidega

Each day, as stubbornly high unemployment plagues Uganda, many struggle to find any kind of work. This is nowhere more true...

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Zimbabwe: New eyeglasses from fair trade

Zimbabwe: New eyeglasses from fair trade

When female unemployment in Zimbabwe was at 97%, a bunch of smart women got together and created a knitting cooperative. Knitting,...

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PODIE Spices

PODIE Spices

PODIE has been serving Negombo, Sri Lanka since 1985. PODIE’s goal is to raise the living standard in small scale farming...

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Hearts and Hands: Joining hands with China’s deaf artisans

Hearts and Hands: Joining hands with China’s deaf artisans

Lei Mei, of China, was 25 when she suddenly lost her hearing. She’s not sure exactly how it happened, but it...

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