Fair Trade Friday - Made By Survivors

Well, it's Friday, and that means another installment of Fair Trade Friday to start out your weekend!  Today, I'd like to tell you about an awesome site I ran across called Made By Survivors.  These amazing people are offering a second chance to women that have been rescued from human trafficking, and offers them employment and education.

"Made by Survivors is a nonprofit organization which employs and educates survivors of slavery and other human rights abuses, including women and children living in red light areas and border towns, in extreme poverty.  Our programs create jobs in highly respected professions.  We create jobs with high wages that develop business and leadership skills. 

In India, metalsmithing and jewelry design is traditionally a man's only profession.  Our survivor metalsmiths are breaking gender barriers. 

Donations and profits from the sale of products Made By Survivors go to support rescue, aftercare, education and employment in India, Nepal, Cambodia and Thailand - regions of the world where trafficking is a huge problem. " (from their website.)

The jewelry is all so pretty, too!  I have a pretty long wishlist of items, but I'll try to keep it short, and share my top five.

Set of 2 Beaded Bracelets

Brass Stepping Stones Earrings

Chrysanthemum Ring

Eternal Flame Necklace

Kali Gandaki Mosaic Earrings

I'll hold off on the commentary, since it'll all be around the same vein of "OOOOOH, pretty!" and just let you guys check out the Made By Survivors website yourself.  There's a ton more goodies to find!

Be sure to stop by again next Friday to hear about another great Fair Trade company!

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