Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.
The Kitty Prints Measuring Spoons set is an adorable gift for a friend who loves cats and cooking. This set of measuring spoons is created and hand-painted in the village of Bat Trang, Vietnam, long-renowned for its pottery traditions. Here fair trade partnerships ensure that women artisans earn sustainable incomes by practicing the art of their ancestors.
HANDCRAFTED IN VIETNAM
Craft Link, a nonprofit organization, works with Vietnamese artisans to generate income, with a focus on ethnic minorities and artisans with disabilities. Craft Link also markets products from traditional Vietnamese handicraft villages. Craft Link helps artisan groups design new products, develop marketing opportunities, sells artisans' handicrafts locally, and exports their handicrafts to fair trade organizations and commercial companies around the world.The organization's goals include cultural preservation, public education on traditional handicraft, income generation for small-scale Vietnamese artisans and acquiring new markets. Artisans working with Craft Link receive tools, interest-free loans, education, training and literacy classes. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Craft Link since 2000.