Empowering Women through Fair Trade

No Thanksgiving dinner would be possible to accomplish without a great kitchen set including an apron. In need of new kitchen supplies for the preparation of this Thanksgiving’s meal? Want to support women and girls with your purchase? One World Projects has you covered!

1963-Kitchen-Set-Apron-Pot-Holder-Oven-Mitt-Embroidered-Zardozi-Afghanistan-Fair-TradeFrom the Zardozi artisans of Afghanistan, One World Projects a beautifully Hand-Embroidered Fair Trade Kitchen Set. This hand-made kitchen set is available in 4 colors: Black trim, brown trim, purple trim, and pink trim. The set comes with an apron, a set of pot holders, and a set of oven mitts. Zardozi is a 5238-Kitchen-Set-Apron-Pot-Holder-Oven-Mitt-Brown-Embroidered-Zardozi-Afghanistan-Fair-Tradenon-government organization based in Kabul, Afghanistan. Zardozi’s goal is to help Afghan refugees and artisans find new markets to sell their hand-made goods. The name Zardozi refers to an ancient form of Persian embroidery which has historically been associated with royalty. Most of the Zardozi artisans are women, and many of them make the only steady stream of income for their families. In a culture that typically tends to restrict women to the home, Zardozi gives them an opportunity to earn the money they 2734-Zardozi-Afghanistan-Embroidery-Handmade-Fabrics-Fair-Tradeneed to survive. Not only do the artisans earn a fair wage, but they also receive training on how to make kitchen sets like these, as well as bags, apparel, and even jewelry. Today, Zardozi helps over 2500 women in war-torn regions including Afghanistan and northern Pakistan.

7031-Textile-Aprons-Handwoven-Fabric-Maya-Works-Guatemala-Fair-TradeIf all you need is an apron, One World Projects offers a Hand-Woven Fair Trade Cotton Apron from Guatemala. The apron is produced in the traditional method where a foot-loom is used to wave these remarkably colorful wearable works of art! The apron is created by the artisans of Maya Works, which is also a non-government organization which helps artisans market their woven goods. Maya works also strives to combat poverty in their communities through economic empowerment and education. Maya works supports OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAover 125 artisans who not only benefit from a Fair Wage, but also get on the job training, scholarship opportunities, and micro loans. Not only that, but Maya works helps close the gender education gap in Guatemala by offering scholarships to 120 schoolgirls in their communities in which they operate.

This Thanksgiving, consider the impact your purchase of goods like these will make in communities around the world. Thank you for supporting Zardozi, Maya Works, and One World Projects!


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