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Yemenite Jewish Jewelry by Ben Zion David

August 25, 2015

Ben Zion David is an 8th generation Yemenite silversmith who lives in Israel.  Ben Zion David creates modern jewelry based on traditional Yemenite Bridal jewelry using traditional techniques.  The history of Jews in Yemen is long-dated with many periods of deep persecution.  Today most of the Jews have left Yemen.  Over these periods, they were known to be excellent artisans, especially known for silver work.  They created jewelry and other metal object for both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Yemen.  Yemenite Brides, both Jewish and Muslim, were lavishly adorned in jewelry made by Jewish silversmiths.  Their costume included an elaborate headdress, amulet cases with rows and rows of necklaces decorated with bells and corals, filigree bracelets and rings on... Continue Reading →

Fair Trade Diaper Bag : Top 10 Essentials

July 27, 2015

  I've been lugging around a diaper bag for nearly two years as I try to keep up with my young daughter.  We've put together a list of top 10 essentials which include some of our favorite fair trade and organic products.  1. Fair Trade Recycled Diaper Bag from Cambodia Check out our line of fair trade diaper bags and totes.   A farmer in Vietnam feeds fish in this farm.  The fish feed bags are then discarded.  Disadvantaged women in Vietnam and bordering Cambodia, collect these bags, clean them, and then make a variety of bags that are lightweight, bright, and functional.  This project provides these women with sustainable income and is fair trade certified. 2. Global Mamas Dress... Continue Reading →

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Our global marketplace offers ethically sourced handmade gifts that are perfect for any occasion. Your purchase of each of these fair trade gifts provides opportunities to the artisans and supports a process that provides dignity to a people's struggle for economic independence. These items are all handmade which adds a special meaning to each gift that you give. Most of these fair trade products are made by artisans who still use traditional techniques like block printing, ikat weaving, hand carving, batik dying and others when creating these quality handmade gifts. Each piece will come to you with a story card or information that explains this craft, thus sharing and spreading cultural knowledge and interest in many different areas throughout the world. The goal of our marketplace is to add social responsibility and cultural awareness to each of these gifts.