Named for its location, Hebron Glass is located in the historic West Bank city of Hebron, well-known for its traditional glass-blowing. Hebron Glass operates three main workshops in Hebron, in addition to artisans who work in their own homes. Some 60 artisans, women and men, work with Hebron Glass, earning excellent income and benefiting from safe working environments.
Established in 1890, Hebron Glass is a family business that has expanded over the years and is now exporting traditional glassware and ceramics products. The group aims to build lasting relationships with fair trade associations and provide artisans with orders throughout the year. All tabletop items created by Hebron Glass are lead-free and safe to use.
This candle holder is ready to gleam like a campfire in desert night. Recycled bottles are smashed into pieces and melted in high temperature ovens. In Phoenician glass blowing, artisans add substances to the molten glass, creating a range of colors within each piece. Working with this process takes an especially skilled hand, and is reserved for the true masters of the art. Each piece has its own unique blend of color and pattern.
HANDCRAFTED IN WEST BANK
Prokritee (meaning "nature" in Bengali) manages several handicraft enterprises and helps other groups sell their products in local and foreign markets. Prokritee and its enterprises provide jobs for poor rural women. By providing jobs for women, Prokritee improves women’s standard of living and helps them send their children to school.
The organization provides skills development training to artisans. Prokritee creates and promotes income–generating projects that benefit the artisans, adhere to good safety and environmental standards, and have the potential to become self–reliant. Prokritee was established in 2001 as an independent organization.
Love surprises? Each of these hamper baskets is one of a kind because no two saris are alike. Authentic sari garments come in a wide variety of colors and patterns that are as vibrant as the culture they come from. When recycled sari cotton is wrapped around kaisa grass, it can be woven into a striking basket, with a color and pattern all its own. What will make yours distinctive and special?
HANDCRAFTED IN BANGLADESH
Kaisa grass, recycled cotton sari fabric
Meet the Maker- Bee Bella
We source organic ingredients, provide funding to honey bee research, support U.S. manufacturing, guarantee that our products are never tested on animals, and ensure that farmers around the world are treated fairly and work in humane conditions. Each lip balm is also hand poured and crafted by the beekeepers themselves.
The Bower Studio is named after the bowerbird, which is known for its beautiful nests that it decorates with colorful found objects. The studio was founded in 2011 by artists Isa Wang and Vincent Frano. They combined their interests in illustration and environmental stewardship to design beautiful and functional items that showcase the diversity of American flora and fauna. The Bower Studio's creations are made sustainably by utilizing eco-friendly materials and donating to environmental causes. Each item is carefully handmade in Easthampton, MA. 10% of our profits are donated to ecological non-profits.
Karen Riddick is the founder of Second Nature Online, an ethical company based in Dumfries, Scotland. The company specialises in fabulous, eco-friendly soft furnishings which are made from recycled and sustainable materials. Karen started the business in her spare room with the sale of a single Fair Trade rug, but she now has a registered brand and a team of 6 staff who work out of an old church and a large warehouse- Karen's passion for ethical products stems from a long academic and working career in the field of recycling and environmental policy. The founding of Second Nature Online has been a dream come true because it has allowed the company to put its values into practice. There is close collaboration between Karen and her small team of producers in India. Together, they work on designs, materials and colour schemes. Second Nature Online is proud to be a certified GoodWeave importer and retailer which means that everyone in the network adheres to strict guidelines and standards which prevent the practice of child and bonded labor.
"Give 'em something to laugh about" are words to live by in our house. My father collected sayings his entire life and the "nut didn't fall far from the tree". We are a female owned family business, including Mom, Dad, Alexis, Erica, and an occasional Margarita for inspiration. Wild Hare Designs started printing towels in 1997. We offer hundreds of witty sayings on award winning premium 100% cotton towels. Based in North Carolina
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In our Pittsburgh, PA candle factory, we hand pour our gluten, lead, and phthalate free candles. All of our candles are made from high quality fragrance oil and a soy based Kosher wax. Many scents even contain essential oils!
Swag Brewery was founded in early 2012 by two Minnesota-born, beer-obsessed recent college graduates who decided they’d rather drink with “the man” than work for him. Their goal is to design and produce "Damn Fine Goods" that help beer, wine, and whiskey lovers squeeze their passions into every corner of their lives. Based in Sheridan Wyoming
Our business was quite literally born in a barn. When we started 10 years ago, we risked life and limb to salvage wood from dilapidated barns. It was dirty and dangerous work at times, but the wood was too beautiful to let rot. So, we'd scale the timber frame, crowbar in hand, and pry each board from its rusted nails and give it new life. Much has changed over the years for us, but from these roots emerged a company ethos and vision: to make home decor that gathers inspiration from the past, and get dirty making it ourselves. As the company has evolved with home decor trends, we've stayed true to our founding ethos. We still use and incorporate reclaimed barn wood, but we've expanded to include modern manufacturing equipment--like our CNC router and laser machine--that allows us to create and invent familiar, yet new styles. Based in Franklin, KY
My name is Charlene Aguilar, founder of Trendy Baby Mocc Shop, Inc. I have always enjoyed creating things for others to enjoy and have always wanted to explore the world of entrepreneurship. What started as a small hobby to make some extra income as a school teacher turned into a small business, run out of my home, and my primary income. Trendy Baby Mocc Shop, Inc. is located in Nampa, Idaho and provides financial support to not only myself but also other women who use their talents to help this business grow.
As a designer, I am committed to following in the tradition of making jewelry in America and to create wearable works of art. As I reflected more on my own relationship to the jewelry I designed, I came to the realization that what we wear is also a reflection of who we are and where we've been. The Laurel Elliott Collection begins with carefully pairing modern but timeless shapes with meaningful inscriptions to convey a story, an inspiration, or a thought, giving each piece special and individual significance. My inscribed jewelry is both a reminder and an affirmation. From a prayer offers us comfort in troubled times, to a quotation that inspires us to aspire to more than we are, or a song that reminds us of the beauty of life. I am grateful to be part of the long history of the written word that connects us all through time and across cultures and beliefs. I hope the pieces in my collection will resonate with individual experiences, express one's hopes and dreams, and, when worn, may serve as a reminder of the past or inspiration for the future