In the Guatemalan highlands, women still wear traditional Mayan dress. Blouses, called huipils, are woven on a backstrap loom. The distinctive patterns of both huipils and skirts vary by region; they are unique to a place, symbols of identity. This burlap Weekender Bag incorporates upcycled huipil and skirt fabric from Chichicastenango, near the village of Chontola, where workshop of artisan partner group Ruth & Naomi is located. Formed to create jobs for women widowed by civil war, the group continues to provide economic and educational opportunities for the community. A beautiful Global Fair Trade gift.
Share the gift of love with one of these delightful hand-carved kisii soapstone paperweights. Kisii stone is found only in Kenya and is carvable into many forms, these heart-shaped gifts are handcrafted by Global artisans. The satiny finish is completed through multiple stages of sanding and waxing, these hearts have vivid colors hand-painted in the design. 2" diameter each. A Global Fair Trade gift.
$ 3.99 $ 4.50
An emphatic affirmation for a special friend: “You rock.” This rocking rock is hand-carved palewa soapstone from India. It’s a great paperweight and a fun conversation piece. Palewa soapstone, sourced in Agra, India, is well-known as a carving soapstone. It comes in shades of green, gray and tan, which darken when polished. Shapes available are oval, round and heart. A Global Fair Trade gift.
A lovely gift for yourself or a friend with the gentle scent of lavender in a handmade palm oil soap. Handmade by Global artisans from Palam Rural Centre in Tamil Nadu, India, this lavender soap is made from palm oil grown on local plantations and provides work to local farms without contributing to deforestation. 3.2 oz soap with box, 3" x 2" x 1" A Global Fair Trade gift.