Helping artisans isn't just about improving their weaving skills - it's also important to help them build trust between them and us. Please help the Center for Amazon Community Ecology support native artisans in Peru on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29 at www.AmazonAlive.net. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will provide a 50% match to donations made to us through GlobalGiving on that day. The photo below was taken during the first day of the Artisan Leadership Program that we organized with our partner NGO Minga Peru in late October.
Bracelets on woman at Philadelphia Folk Festival. The zig zag rainbow bracelet was made by Damaris Panaifo from Iquitos for CACE.
I stopped by the Fair Trade Winds store in the Ballard district of Seattle while enjoying a week long vacation in the Pacific Northwest. It's one of five great stores owned bt the Culler family in different parts of the US. I always enjoy meeting them at meetings of the Fair Trade Federation.