Each Saturday, from Nov. 29th through Dec. 20th the Gift Shop will be open from 9am-2pm.
Opening Reception and Gift Shop on Tuesday, Dec. 2nd from 5-7pm.
Give a gift that gives.
Give a gift that gives opportunity.
Give a gift that gives education.
Give a gift that gives resources.
Proceeds from this event will go to fair-trade women artist cooperatives in Guatemala and Laos and will support futureresearch projects.
Brisa Caleta wor7ks with women’s cooperatives in the Mayan Highlands of Guatemala. Through a three-fold approach, (training, funding, and research) the goal of the Brisa Caleta is to empower the women by helping to establish a fair wage for-profit business in their communities. Products will include hand woven pine baskets, back-strap loom textiles, and other unique products from the highlands of Guatemala.
Poom Loom educates, engages, empowers students and rural communities in the country of Laos through higher education service learning projects. Poom Loom connects Laotian college students with primary students and rural villagers to address community needs through sustainable development, education, and income generation initiatives focusing on the preservation of Laotian culture. Products will include cotton, hemp, and silk textile scarves and handbags; a variety of organic teas; handmade soap; handwoven bookmarks; and handmade recycled bomb jewelry, key chains, and bottle openers from the secret war in Laos.