We partner with organizations that practice fair trade principles. In addition to paying their artisans fairly, these organizations reinvest into education, healthcare and other projects in their local communities. The majority of the world’s poor are located in rural areas. Employment opportunities in these areas are often scarce, compared to opportunities in urban centers. Most of our artisans are women, living in rural areas, who work at home or near their home in very small production facilities. This arrangement empowers them financially while providing them with the opportunity to be close to their families and raise their children.