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Secret Garden Card

Sending this card sends all sorts of messages—the ones you write and the support you give for buying a sustainable, handmade card that helps the earth. Makers with our artisan partner, Salay, handcraft the Secret Garden Card from abaca fiber.

HANDCRAFTED IN THE PHILIPPINES

  • Materials: Abaca fiber, dried flowers, and leaves
  • Includes: Gold sticker for sealing. Blank inside.
  • Measures: 5 " x 7"
  • Colors: Green, orange, cream
  • Handcrafted in the Philippines

SKU: 7925110

THE MAKERS

Salay Handmade Products Industries produces and markets handmade paper and other items using cogon grass, a weed that interferes with local farming, and natural fibers. The group was founded in 1987 as People’s Economic Council (PEC) to create employment for people in the community of Salay, an area with little industry and a history of political unrest. Through experimentation, the group developed its trademark handmade paper. In 1990 the papermakers incorporated separately from PEC as Salay Handmade Paper Industries, Incorporated. In 2015, the group changed its names to Salay Handmade Products Industries to reflect its expanded product offerings. Through global marketing, Salay was introduced to the concept of fair trade and began providing development assistance to its artisans. Other benefits to workers include pensions and profit sharing. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Salay since 1997.
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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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