What is Fair Trade? It is a movement committed to creating an ethical production cycle of consumer goods. Through Fair Trade practices artisans gain economic independence and receive social justice. Gifts With a Cause has the best Fair Trade Gifts Ideas for the holidays! These gifts are guaranteed to make a lasting impact in the … More Fair Trade Gift Ideas
Day 32- Ubud, Indonesia As we work to find the best artisan groups to produce our on-trend products, we also have to find an effective liaison in the area so that we can efficiently communicate designs and coordinate shipments back to the USA. Lis is one of our wonderful contacts in Ubud. Very well educated, … More Liaisons all over the world
Day 29 – Ubud, Indonesia Many of the women work together in a central location to where they either walk or ride their motorbikes. They work hard and are proud of the work that they do and their finished product. Grateful to work close to home as their husbands often have to go in to … More Hard working women
Day 25 – Ubud, Indonesia Most of our artisans do not work or live in cities. So we often travel on rough roads or trails to meet them in their workshops. We visit all of our artisan workshops to make sure that the workspace is safe and that there is no child labor. We share … More Traveling the path less taken
Along with all of the main social media sites we have a wonderful Exotic World Gifts Pinterest account. You can visit it by clicking here. Not only do we have boards that feature our wonderful products we also have boards dedicated to business ideas, traveling, and all of the other interesting topics/images you can think … More You can also see images/stories from our blog at our Pinterest page!
Day 11 – Our Amazing Race day – Olongapo, Philippines to Kuta, Indonesia After a restful night’s sleep at the PREDA complex, at 7AM we had breakfast that was prepared by some of rescued girls who were now living at the complex. At breakfast with us was a two month volunteer electrician from Scotland, a … More Our Amazing Race Day
Day 2 Upon arriving in Manila, we were immediately impressed by the smiling faces of the people – very courteous and respectful with an enduring smile and warm eye contact. As we later found out, the Philippines have the largest concentration of call centers of any country in the world – now surpassing India. Most … More Learning about “Capiz” in Manila