I work here in Ecuador for a fair trade company. We work with artisans who make handmade jewelry. I think most fair trade companies, we somewhat unconsciously promote the idea that all our artisan partners are just lovely people who are something not unlike charming little elves- whistling while they work- always smiling, and always … Continue reading judge one another as you shall be judged
“If I could tell my 6 younger siblings something about the importance of studying, I would tell them that if you don’t study, you can’t achieve anything, you have to really put the effort in and later you will get the benefit when you earn your diploma. I hope they listen to my advice.” Continue reading Education in the words of Blanca
A little while back I wrote about meeting Jose, who is the lead artisan in one of the few remaining Ikat workshops Ecuador. Recently, I had a chance to go back and learn even more about the complex and highly detailed process that goes into creating one of his beautiful scarves. Continue reading A bit more about Ecuadorian Ikat
I grab a paper and excitedly tell the slightly baffeled lady at the news stand – “LOOK! that’s me!” Continue reading We’re Front Page News!