Our partners, who employ the artisans making our home goods from Bali, Cambodia and India, are addressing poverty through fair trade while at the same time, keeping cultural art alive. Making these products in an empowering and sustainable way offers dignified work to at-risk women including those who have been trafficked, are HIV+, previously homeless or in oppressive situations. This allows them to earn a living that provides them healthcare, education and basic human needs to which everyone should have access.
Olive wood salad serving set handmade in Kenya and decorated with inlaid batik bone handles. Carving is a tradition in Kenya and an integral part of the Jedando Modern Handicrafts' function is to educate the craftspeople on the need for reforestation to enable the products to be available for years to come and offer a sustainable income for generations.
Artisans in Kenya and Uganda hand weave dyed strips of raffia palm and plant stalks to create these gorgeous decorative baskets. Whether displayed on the wall or put to use on the tabletop, each handmade basket serves beautifully. Because this is a handcrafted item, colors and patterns may vary slightly.
Size: 12"D x 3.5"T
Hand carved in Kenya, this small bone fork, spoon and spreader are decorated with a batik design on the handle.
Size: 5"L each
This two-piece tea light holder handcrafted in remote areas of rural India and made from sustainably harvested mango wood and sheesham. The dynamic balance of the yin yang symbol is elegantly expressed in the dual tone wood pairing and refreshing floral carving.
Size: 6.5" x 6.5" x 7/8"
Our fancy heart wine bottle cork is comes from a great fair trade brass casting company in Cape Town, South Africa. Cast from zinc and electroplated with an antique brass finish. Meticulously checked by many hands, each cork makes a wonderful gift for wine enthusiasts.
Size: 1.25"L, 1"W, 2.5"T
Each double sided candle holder is hand carved from soapstone in Kenya's western highlands and Nairobi, then dyed to a soft gray and etched with decorative lines. This versatile piece can hold a taper candle or a tea light. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.
Size: 3"D x 3.5"T
This hand-carved trivet is made in India from sustainably sourced mango wood. It features tulip-shaped leaves on the Tree of Life, a traditional symbol of prosperity. Protective foam pads on reverse.
Size: 3/4"H x 8"diameter
Colorful and charming handcrafted bird stakes from Kenya. Set a few stakes in your houseplants or in your patio garden to keep watch over your plants. No two birds are exactly alike. A great gift for green thumbs and bird lovers alike. Assorted colors. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary.
Size: 28"L stake, 3.5"L bird
Woven by Cambodian craftsman, this bread basket uses environmentally harvested "le peuk" grass that is organic and untreated. Beautifully inlaid in the bottom is an oval piece of recycled palm wood.
Size: 15"L x 5.5"W
Made by Cambodian craftsman, build this charming birdhouse made from environmentally harvested "le peuk" grass that is organic, untreated and colored with natural vegetable dyes. Sturdy Velcro tabs hold house together and will hold up in any weather. Build it with your child to make a fun, environmental craft project! Instructions included.
Size: Base 6", House 9.5" x 9.5"