Posts Tagged ‘neck scarf’

How Does A Neck Scarf Help?

December 5, 2012
  • What can a mother earn in Guatemala?
  • Is she able to care for her children and home and still earn money to help?
  • How can a single mother feed her children?
  • Can a family buy school supplies and send their children to school?

So what do these questions have to do with a neck scarf?

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What is a neck scarf worth to these women?  How does a neck scarf help them…………

Every time someone buys a neck scarf from Education And More it gives the weaver —- that mother — an income. What does she earn for her weaving? Our artisans earn approximately 200% above the Guatemalan poverty line for each hour they work on products.

But that is not all —

  • they receive business training to develop their weaving / handcraft businesses
  • advance payment if needed
  • new sewing centers
  • learning new skills such as sewing
  • they receive help for their children to attend school
  • interest free micro-credit loans

These are just a small portion of the extra benefits our artisans have received.  This is all possible because you have bought one of their handcrafts in our online store or hosted a bazaar of their handcrafts at your church.

So how does a neck scarf help?  Let me count the ways…………………………

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Fair Trade Nautical Beach Bag Tote and Scarves

May 13, 2011

Whether you are headed to the beach, out for some shopping or even to catch a plane for a trip you’ll love these nautical looking Fair Trade handcrafts!

Beach or Shopping Tote

Deep Blue and White Stripes

The fabric for this tote was woven on a backstrap loom by artisans who earn a fair wage for their work!  It is a nice heavyweight fabric and makes a perfect tote for the beach, shopping or traveling.  Check it out in our webstore!

Easy Breezy neckscarf

Beautiful navy and white neck scarf is perfect for summer because it is light and airy — white and navy stripes adds a nautical look to your outfit.

See all the Fair Trade handcrafts in the Education And More webstore on our website.