Ten Thousand Villages recently unveiled Holiday 2016: An Ethical Gift Guide. The online lookbook, which shares a sneak peek at holiday 2016 merchandise, features gifts perfect for holiday entertaining and decorating as well as jewelry, bags and more.
One featured item for holiday 2016 is the Endless Knot Singing Bowl, made high in the mountains of Nepal. The story of Rajendra Shakya and his family's recovery after the May 2015 earthquake is detailed, sharing how fair trade creates self-sustaining systems that allow communities to rebuild.
Another featured product is Bombcase Rings from Cambodia. Artisans working with Rajana Association in Phnomh Penh, Cambodia craft these rings from brass bombshell casings. Of these wearable statements, one young artisan said, "When we make jewelry like this, then we know our country has peace." To watch a short video on how the bombcase jewelry is made, click below.
Explore the Holiday Gift Guide, full of fairly traded gifts made with love by artisans around the world, here .