Wishwas was excited when HandCrafting Justice’s Executive Director Maureen McGowan visited our project in January to meet with our artisans to discuss a possible partnership.
HandCrafting Justice provides access to international Fair Trade markets for unique, handmade goods created by enterprising women in the developing world working to lift themselves and their families out of poverty, and HCJ thought it would be a great fit to empower our women with the same principles locally.
Maureen brought materials and asked our artisans to create detailed pillow cases, which she would then decide if the quality of work met her expectations.
We are thrilled to announce that we will be doing sewing projects for the organization in the future! The endeavor is still in progress and we will keep updating as the collaboration comes into fruition. The first step is for our artisans come up with a business template, by the request of HandCrafting Justice, to ensure that they understand the worth of their work and are paid accordingly.
For more information about HandCrafting Justice, go to www.handcraftingjustice.org