At WMU of Texas, we love the ministry of WorldCrafts. Our hope is to create a new buying experience by selling products that offer hope to people around the world.
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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