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A pencil is an important tool deserving of a magnificent case. The Blue Wave Pencil Case is hand‒embroidered by artisans working with our fair trade partner St. Mary's in India. Founded by the Dominican Sisters following the closure of textile mills in the area, St. Mary's has provided job opportunities for local women for over 40 years. The income women earn has helped to educate a generation of children, many of whom have become the first in their families to attend college.
St. Mary's Mahila Shikshan KendraSt Mary's Mahila Shikshan Kendra is a women's handicraft organization run by the Dominican Sisters in Gomtipur, Ahmedabad. This area of Ahmedabad, once known for its textile mills, suffered much unemployment since global competition closed the mills in the 1980s. Artisans of St. Mary's create mirrorwork embroidery in the tradition of the Kathiawadis, a craft more than a thousand years old. Read more.
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