Tuesday, Nov. 29 is Giving Tuesday. Please support CACE's work with native communities in the Peruvian Amazon with a donation to us at: www.AmazonAlive.net. The Gates Foundation will provide a 50% match to online donations made through GlobalGiving as long as matching funds last. The clock starts at 12:01 am so please donate early to multiply your support. This photo is Loidi - daughter of the artisan Doris Nashnato from the village of San Francisco on the Maranon River in Loreto, Peru. CACE has begun working with artisans from this community to increase the diversity, volume and quality of their crafts.
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.