Posts Tagged ‘green’

Wedding Gifts That Make a Difference

March 10, 2011

Why not choose a special gift  for that new bride from among our beautiful handcrafts.

Make a difference.

Make an impact.

  • eco-friendly production
  • sweat shop free
  • no child labor
  • enables mothers to stay home, care for their families and still earn an income
  • supports education for the children and continuing education for the women
  • made using traditional materials or techniques

 

Hand woven Kitchen Towels

Fair Trade handwoven sofa throw

A customer from New Jersey recently thanked us for the gifts she purchased from our online store.

The  gifts from Guatemala were a big hit!!

Beautiful! And great to be able to be a contributor for a great cause!

Very special products and super fast service!! Thank You!!

Fair Trade table linens

Check out all our Fair Trade

handcrafts and gifts at Education And More’s online store.

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You’re Looking For….. Something Special

May 25, 2010

At this time of the year we all seem to be looking for wedding and wedding shower gifts– but what to get that special friend or niece that shows you put some thought into the gift rather than the same ole’ mass produced item.

Have you considered something eco-friendly or Fair Trade or artisan crafted by hand?

Fair Trade kitchen towel

What a great gift for that new bride that is committed to helping care for the earth.

What a great gift that you and the bride both know that the artisan is receiving an income that will  help her educate her children.

What a great gift for the new couple to be assured that the worker that made their gift received a fair and living wage.

What great gifts!  What are you looking for?

There are lots of great wedding gifts on our

Education And More website

and also in our

World of Good listings.

DIY — making gifts to give

May 9, 2010

Stunning reds and browns in this fabulous fabric that was hand loomed on a foot pedal loom by impoverished women in Guatemala. 1 yard length. 36″ wide. 100% cotton. A nice heavy cotton for you to make purses, napkins, placemats, tablecloths, etc. This is not a thin cotton for a blouse but is a really heavy weight for great placemats, purses, etc.!  The perfect fabric for touches of color at your next ‘south of the border’ party!

What could be more wonderful than making a purse or shopping bag to give to that special friend made out of hand woven fabric — handwoven by impoverished women trying to earn a living to support their families!

Beautiful blue and white fabric — can’t you see this made into a fantastic tablecloth to use at your next pool party!   1 yard length. 37″ wide. 100% cotton.  Also a nice heavyweight cotton fabric.

And did you know——–

No sweatshop labor,  no machines used in production, eco-friendly handweaving process, mothers working at home, cultural art preserved!

If you want more than one yard please email before purchase to verify we have the yardage that you want in one length.  $19.99 per yard.

Check out the fabric at our website!

Green and Eco Friendly Too!

March 20, 2010

We just received a new shipment of table runners, napkins and dish cloths/towels from Mujeres Juaneras T’zutujiles– beautiful weavings that are hand woven on backstrap looms.

This is a really unique design which takes special skill during weaving to produce it.   Our artisans call it   ‘Granizo’  which means  ‘hailstone’  or  ‘hail’  in the Spanish language.

These weavings are Fair Trade,  100% cotton,  handwoven,  no machines used to make them,  eco friendly and “green.”

We have some great sets of these ‘Granizo’ weavings which are excellent for wedding gifts.  Check out all the sets on our World of Good listings.

Fair Trade Handwoven Dog Collars & Leashes

December 7, 2009

We have been working with the women of our artisan group, Artesanas Ixkoq’a’, to design dog collars and leashes and finally have them ready and for sale.

The women hand weave the leashes and collars on small hand looms and it is incredible to watch the weaving.

Artisan handcrafted Fair Trade dog collar - Mayan Ikat Blue

The Mayan Ikat weaving design is very popular and the women have created collars using this design in both green and blue.

Fair Trade, Eco friendly dog collar in Mayan Ikat weaving design

Now for team colors!  We have purple and white collars and red and blue collars!  What is your team colors?  We will have more colors available in the spring!

Fair Trade artisan crafted dog collar -- deep purple and white

Purple and white eco friendly, fair trade dog collar

Artisan crafted Mayan Ikat weaving design dog collar

All collars and leashes are woven of 100% cotton yarns.

Fair Trade

Eco friendly

Sweat shop free

No child labor

Beautiful!

What could be better for your pet!


Check out our website for more info, pics and ordering!

Education And More Dog Collars and Leashes

Fair Trade, Eco Friendly Greeting Card

October 7, 2009
Weaving on a card

Weaving Notecard

This in our newest Fair Trade artisan handcraft and  will be coming out soon!

A blank notecard that has a beautiful weaving on the front and can be removed and used about the home. There will be several designs and colors on the different weavings.  The weaving is 100% cotton and the card and envelope are  100% recycled paper! The

Handwoven on looms  by Mayan artisans in Guatemala — every sale helps women support their families and educate their children.

Fair Trade Eco-friendly notecard

Back of Notecard

Watch this blog for more information on ordering.