Your purchase creates and extends a chain of goodness around the world. Each bracelet, necklace, and earring gives a woman artisan a job, a source of income and a means of preserving traditional crafts and art forms. This, in turn, provides education and food for the woman's families and communities.
All of our Kantha products are handcrafted from wooden scraps from furniture factories and repurposed Sari and Kantha textiles. This reduces waste while improving lives for our artisans.
Path Out of Poverty
Your purchase helps women pave a path out of poverty through fair trade. Through the collectives, our artisans are paid a living wage and are able to contribute to their family.
All of our products are handmade with love, providing a living wage, safe working conditions to our artisans, as well as the preservation of the techniques and culture behind Kantha.
Powered by Women
WorldFinds is not only woman-owned, but woman-powered. We are committed to empowering women and their communities.
Through your support, WorldFinds is able to support women and girls in their pursuit of education. Last year alone, an increase in orders allowed our artisan groups to send three times as many girls to school.
Through Fair Trade, our women artisans are able to develop independance. Artisans have gone on to purchase homes, send their children to school, and even launch their own business!
So What is Fair Trade?
In the most basic terms - fair trade is an equitable, long-term relationship between trading partners, and a way to ensure low-income artisans are truly being helped out of poverty. There are 9 Principles of Fair Trade recently adopted by the Fair Trade Federation, and soon there will be explicit practices on how those principles can be achieved.
via Fair Trade Federation
Fair Trade is a method for alleviating poverty in areas of need and developing communities sustainably. Fair Trade organizations create social and economic opportunities through partnerships with marginalized producers. The interests of producers and their communities should be the main focus and concern of the organization.
Fair Trade involves cultivating and maintaining relationships that are open, fair, consistent, and respectful. Organizations show consideration for both customers and producers by sharing information about the production chain through transparent communication.
Fair Trade is a means to helping artisans improve their skills and increase their access to markets while building their production capacity.
It is important that fair trade organizations actively raise awareness about fair trade and encourage consumers to question companies about their supply chains. Fair Trade practices such as transparency and awareness help consumers make informed choices.
Fair Trade allows producers to feel empowered to set their own prices to cover the true costs of labor, time, materials and sustainable growth. Fair trade practices ensure the prompt payment to their partners, as well as access to advance payments to cover materials.
Fair Trade means a safe and healthy working environment for artisans, free of forced labor or dangerous conditions and abuse.
Children have access to security, education and play through fair trade. The children of WorldFinds artisans are required to be enrolled in school and are not permitted to work with the collective.
Fair Trade organizations actively consider the implications of their business and decisions on the environment. Groups reuse, repurpose, and recycle materials wherever possible and encourage environmentally sustainable practices throughout the entire chain.
Fair Trade practices celebrate the cultural diversity of communities around the world while respecting the traditional practices and techniques used.