BORING (BUT USEFUL) STUFF
Approximate size: 3" x 1"
Recycled aluminum car parts.
Handmade in Isla Solentiname, Nicaragua.
Fair Trade — In a nutshell, fair trade is about ethical business practices. Women of the Cloud Forest are proud members of the Fair Trade Federation, a North American based membership organization made up of organizations like ourselves who offer opportunity to artisans and farmers in developing countries. To quote the Fair Trade Federation, fair trade means “good wages, safe working conditions, environmental responsibility, and more.” It means our partners are empowered to build strong businesses for their families today — and for generations to come.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Women of the Cloud Forest has been working in fair trade since 2001. They have direct, long-term relationships with small family workshops and cooperatives in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru. In addition to placing consistent orders with their artisan partners, they provide business training and product development/design and no-interest micro-loans and direct grants for workshop capacity building. This holistic approach to business enables our artisan partners to grow their businesses and access new markets without creating cycles of dependency.