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Blue Butterfly Capiz Ornament

Add a stunning, handcrafted pollinator to your Christmas tree with the Blue Butterfly Capiz Ornament. Crafted by fair trade artisans in the Philippines of gold-plated brass wire and natural capiz shell, this blue and black butterfly ornament hangs from a gold string.

HANDCRAFTED IN THE PHILIPPINES

  • Materials: Gold‒plated copper wire, brass sheet, natural capiz
  • 3.25"Wx3"H
  • Includes gold metallic hanging string.
  • Handcrafted in the Philippines

SKU: 7913210

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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