$ 22.00 $ 35.00
HALO DISH COVERS (SET OF 3)
This set of three bowl covers helps keep your food fresh and delicious. By purchasing these bowls covers, you are not only caring for the environment, but you are providing dignified work for women in Cape Town, South Africa.
+ Breathable, no sweating of leafy greens and condensation
+ Plastic-free, non-disposable, long-lasting.
+ Fantastic alternative to plastic wrap.
+ 100% lightweight GOTS certified organic cotton.
+ Handmade in home industries, in Cape Town, South Africa
ARTISAN DETAILS: Patience
Always positive and enthusiastic about her work and community, Patience has worked in the program for seven years. In addition to her work as a skilled seamstress, she also runs a training program at the community center to teach others how to sew. She has come to stay in the Cape Town area in the hopes of building a better life for her family here and back in the Eastern Cape where the opportunities to earn are even less. Last year, when one of her family members in the Eastern Cape passed away, Patience didn't have the funds to travel to her family during their time of mourning. Through her work now with Spaza Store, she was able to finally fund a trip back to visit her family at the end of the year and spend precious time together. Patience has a message for Fair Trade Friday members: "God Bless you. You are putting food on my family's table. This work means so much to me."
The artisans who worked on these dish covers come from incredibly desperate situations, living in informal settlements with uncertainty about where money for food will come from each week. Because the opportunity for a regular and consistent income is quite rare in this community, consistent and committed work that provides a regular income is something the artisans are very proud of. With this dignified work, they no longer have the status of being unemployed. The job will be a stepping stone for many of them as they gain experience and responsibility. They take great pride in their workspace and performance. The flexible work schedule gives them time to focus on other things like children, home management, and education.
This order for Fair Trade Friday provided more than 190 hours of dignified work for 24 artisans.
FRUIT AND VEGGIE SPRAY
This fruit and vegetable spray is all-natural, non-GMO, cruelty-free and paraben-free. Specially formulated to help remove residues from handling, pesticides, wax and other contaminants from the surface of fruits and vegetables without leaving behind residue or affecting the taste.
+ 4 fl oz (118.3 ml)
+ Grapefruit essential oils, Baking Soda, White Vinegar, Distilled Water
+ Handmade by refugees living in the USA
ARTISAN DETAILS: Ebtesam
Ebtesam, a mother of seven, moved to the United States from Syria before the war made things too dangerous and forced her family to flee. Ebtesam is a hard worker, who takes pride in making products for Mercy House Global. She raises her children to be studious, good people.
Simplify your grocery store runs and plan your weekly meals out with this market notepad that can help you stay organized and on track. Inspired by art created in Kenya, this notepad serves as a helpful reminder and makes meal planning fun and fair trade!
+ Printed in the USA
+ Features Sanaa art from Kenya
+ 5.5" (W) X 8.5" (H)
+ Lines provided to plan out your meals for each day of the week + Shopping list at the bottom
Sanaa Collection is an art collection created by rescued teen mothers in Kenya. By purchasing these cards, you are joining us to change the lives of women around the world by empowering them through dignified work. The proceeds from the sale of these cards go directly to Mercy House Global.