Home-based artisans, small communities and women like tailor Nguyen Thi Thanh are the heart of Mai Vietnamese Handicrafts. Founded by Le Phuong My and Thi Le Khanh, social workers inspired to help their neighbors overcome the grief and economic challenges in the aftermath of war, Mai Handicrafts supports more than 20 maker groups with training, marketing and export opportunities.See what they make >
Bullet casings from the Eritrea/Ethiopia war are
collected from the farmlands of Ethiopia and recycled
into beads. Mixed metal and a versatile style give this
incredibly unique necklace universal appeal.
This necklace is hand-strung at a workshop providing
jobs to people with HIV/AIDS.
Ten Thousand Villages creates opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trading relationships.