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Five Tribes Fair Trade is committed to providing economic stability for women in the tribal villages of Thailand, many of whom are susceptible to trafficking. Your purchase supports vulnerable people so that they can build a sustainable income and stay out of the underground economy. 100% of the profits from your purchase are donated to fund Joy to the World Foundation Thailand – a nonprofit that is transforming the culture of human trafficking by educating at-risk girls to become providers and influencers in their communities.
Five Tribes Fair Trade was co-founded by Amy Stroup and Lorena Bowers and is in partnership with the Joy to the World Foundation Thailand.
Our mission is to provide economic empowerment for women in the tribal villages of Thailand, many of whom are susceptible to sex trafficking and who live on $2 a day. We train, equip and encourage women to use their skills in weaving and hand stitched artistry so that they can engage in social enterprises that bring hope and prosperity to their village.
We offer unique designs for your home that are inspired by Hill Tribe culture and tradition. Each piece has been handcrafted and designed by our partners in Thailand. Our commitment to fair trade allows families to break the cycle of poverty and go from surviving to thriving .
Through your purchase, we are creating new pathways that will give vulnerable people groups the economic stability that they need to avoid the underground economy of sex and drug trafficking. You can be confident that every purchase you make is working to fight against systematic poverty and build a new future.
noun: fair trade
Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South.
Fair Trade organisations have a clear commitment to Fair Trade as the principal core of their mission. They, backed by consumers, are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade."
-- World Fair Trade Organization