Vendor Profile: Grain of Rice Project

What makes your shop special?

We personally know all of our artisans and their families. We gather with them each day in our workshop and collaborate together on designs. Many of their children are part of our after school outreach program.

What kinds of product/information do you provide? fair trade jewelry, bags, accessories, and holiday gifts from Kenya

What inspired you to get started in Fair Trade?
After spending time living in Kenya, Amy (the founder), wanted to provide a sustainable income centered around the artisans’ talents.

What is your favorite thing about Fair Trade?
We love that each piece empowers and tells a story.

What can individuals do to promote fair trade beyond the label?
Tell others about fair trade. Reach out to your social clubs, church groups, and friends to tell them why fair trade is important.

What else should we know about your or your product or both?
Take a look at the tag on each product to read the personal story about the man or woman who made your piece.

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