Contributing organizations include:
Prodigal Pottery (U.S.A.): Formed, fired and painted by women fleeing homelessness, domestic abuse, and sex-trafficking. The women learn pottery making, receive financial training, emotional care and support, professional skills and assistance finding stable housing and long-term employment.
Atelier Calla (Haiti): Made from “rough horn”, ensuring the ethical use of animal by-products in the food supply. This workshop supports 20 families (over 100 people) with guaranteed pay above the minimum wage, one daily meal, an annual bonus, and life insurance.
Itza Wood (Guatemala): Made from sustainably harvested native mahogany. This social enterprise provides living wage work in a safe environment. In addition, profits support The Jungle School, bringing education to children from 9 villages in the Petén jungle region.
Women for Women International – Women’s Opportunity Center (Rwanda): Handwoven from natural sisal grass using a centuries-old tradition. Women are brought together in a safe space to learn life, business and vocational skills, allowing them to be the sole supporters of their families. Graduates receive assistance in expanding their business with economic training and support.
Association for Craft Producers (Nepal): Molded using the “Bare Hand” method of wool-work, followed by hand embroidery; a fusion of history and contemporary art forms. Female craft producers in this fair trade organization are supported through design, marketing, management and technical services, improving their business processes and financial stability.