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Arco Rainbow Suncatcher

After every storm, comes a rainbow. Hang the Arco Rainbow Suncatcher in any window that gets direct sunlight for a cheerful reminder of hope, and marvel at the magical effect the vivid colors have on the sun's rays. Handcrafted by artisans with SAFFY Inc., which stands for Social Action for Filipino Youth. This organization markets handmade crafts specializing in capiz shell goods with more than 1,000 artisans across 70 workshops.

HANDCRAFTED IN THE PHILIPPINES

  • Materials: Capiz, brass metal, nylon string
  • Measures: 4.75" in diameter, nylon string measures 3.5" when folded in half
  • Colors: Rainbow assorted, black

SKU: 7913550

THE MAKERS

SAFFY stands for Social Action for Filipino Youth. They market handmade crafts for many small artisan workshops, and specializes in capiz shell items. Artisans benefit from educational seminars, vocational training, financial and medical assistance. An in-house Product Designer assists artisan groups in the development of new product lines. SAFFY was founded in 1966 by Sr. Juliaan Mullie, a Belgian nun, to create alternative sources of livelihood for impoverished women and youth in marginalized areas of Manila. It expanded to serve communities in need by launching social development programs. SAFFY, Inc. is a member of the WFTO, and is affiliated with Advocate of Philippine Fair Trade, Inc., Asia Fair Trade Forum and Philippine Fair Trade Forum. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased a wide variety of capiz ornaments and crafts from SAFFY, Inc. since 1986. SAFFY provides marketing and export services to about 70 artisan workshops. SAFFY provides employment for more than 1,000 people, including 40 workers in its own production unit.
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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.

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