Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.
The rich green tone of the tagua nut Open Minds Earrings will a down-to-earth vibe to your outfit. Sustainably harvested from palm-like trees in South America, tagua nuts are easy to shape and color and safer for makers than many synthetic materials.
HANDCRAFTED IN ECUADOR
Camari is an income generating program that works to enable small farmers, or "campesinos," to remain in their home communities instead of leaving to find scarce work in the cities. Camari works to confront the problem of marketing agricultural and handicraft products on behalf of several hundred peasant groups. Camari unites people, works to ensure they receive stable, fair income and enables them to carry on family traditions of working the land, as well as preserving indigenous culture through the creation of traditional crafts. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Camari since 1990.