At WMU of Texas, we love the ministry of WorldCrafts. Our hope is to create experiences to not only sell products but teach about the importance of fairtrade and the hope it brings to people around the world.
WMU of Texas is committed to WorldCrafts and offers a variety of opportunities to promote its artisans.
- WorldCrafts Workshop
- WorldCrafts Marketplace
- WorldCrafts Exhibit
- WorldCrafts Party
In Texas, the product comes to you. Schedule a WorldCrafts Experience today!
WorldCraftsSM develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world. The vision is to offer an income with dignity and the hope of everlasting life to every person on earth.
Established in 1996, WorldCrafts began with just one artisan group, Thai Country Trim, in Bangkla, Thailand. Today WorldCrafts works with dozens of artisans groups to import and sell hundreds of fine, handcrafted items from more than 30 countries around the globe. That's WorldCrafts. Committed. Holistic. Fair trade.
WorldCrafts is committed to in-country partners and artisan groups with whom they work. By investing in product development, maintaining certain levels of products orders, and encouraging sustainable production practices, WorldCrafts helps to create viable employment for women and men in poverty. Women no longer need to turn to prostitution for their next meal. Parents can provide education and nutrition to their children. Men can use their artisanal skills to earn a fair and reliable income without leaving their families.
WorldCrafts is holistic. Our artisan groups seek to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of their workers. Men and women receive job training and enjoy comfort and camaraderie, friendship and purpose, perhaps for the first time. Women find a safe haven and receive counseling as they leave the sex industry. Individuals and families discover the abundant life and see that life lived out in front of them.
WorldCrafts is fair trade. WorldCrafts abides by and requires all partnering artisan groups to abide by Fair Trade Federation guidelines. Fair-trade buyers, such as WorldCrafts, ensure that artisans receive fair wages and that the goods purchased were produced in an ethical and environmentally friendly manner.
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When you ask WMU to provide a workshop about WorldCrafts, you will learn about all aspects of fairtrade, why it's important and how WorldCrafts is committed to artisans around the world. We use a interactive setting where you will experience aspects of fairtrade through activities, learn about the artisans and view products up close.
Invite us to your missions event, camp, retreat or conference!
When you host a WorldCrafts Market, you invite women in your community, sister churches, or area association to shop for beautiful jewelry and accessories handmade by artisans around the world. A WorldCrafts Market is a larger scale party with available products for same-day purchase.
Connect with Pam Poole to plan your party today!
We love to share how WorldCrafts is making a difference in lives of artisans all over the world. When you invite us to host an WorldCrafts exhibit. You allow us to share the stories of the artisans, the impact your purchases creates and the many ways your church can advocate for fair trade.
Connect with us about bringing WorldCrafts to your event!
Hosting a WorldCrafts party will empower you to make a difference in the lives of impoverished women and families worldwide! When you host a WorldCrafts catalog party, you invite people in your neighborhood, church, or community to gather together to learn about the WorldCrafts vision and to purchase our handcrafted, fair-trade products from artisans spanning the globe.
WorldCrafts Market Singing Women of Texas Tour Across Texas
- June 20 FBC San Marcos
- June 22 FBC San Antonio
- June 24 Calvary Baptist Church Lubbock
- June 25 FBC Wylie in Abilene
hosted by Red River Valley Association, Paris, TX
hosted at First Baptist Church, Granbury, TX