- Fair Trade is so much more than a product assortment. It's about safe workplaces, fair wages + community investment for factory employees
- Stretch bracelet, beads measure 0.75 (2 cm)
- Handmade textile beads; patterns will vary
- Shipped from USA
Meet the Artisans: DZI
dZi has been working with artisans in the Tibetan exile community in India since 1990, and with Nepali artisans involved in traditional Tibetan style crafts since 1995.
Nepal - We know that by changing a village, we can also change the world. dZi works in an area of Eastern Nepal that is one of the most isolated in the country. With traditional arts & crafts, we are helping communities prosper on their terms.
Tibet - The Tibetan exile community is based in Dharamsala, India. The community was first organized by ex-political prisoners from the Tibetan freedom movement; monks, nuns and lay people who had escaped from Tibet due to political persecution. Its purpose is to provide employment and support to Tibetan refugees needing help in India, and to educate about human rights abuses in Tibet.
This business supports hundreds of people in the local community through it's income generation enterprise, and runs an elementary school providing free and low cost education for local children.