Rootz Creationz was started in 1995 by Carey Moran after she did research in development studies exposing her to the harmful affects of unemployment, especially for black women, in the post-apartheid democracy of South Africa. She set about to start a business with a goal to create income opportunities and meaningful jobs for women from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The women that SisterWorks works with are the most vulnerable migrants. They have been marginalized due to a lack of identity, language barriers, lack of western culture knowledge, poor employment skills and being the carers of their families. They face long-term unemployment which exacerbates social issues. With on-going support, this vulnerability can be lifted and not become a lifetime issue.
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Choki established a women’s cooperative located in Bhutan in 2014. Through fairly traded sales of products, the weavers will have sustainable incomes to obtain quality food, sanitation, and education.
Artisans from around the world (many living in rural communities) don't have the means to sell their work on the international market. NOVICA gives them a free platform to do this, and reach customers on a global scale.
MONKEYBIZ is dedicated to reviving the tradition of African Beadwork, taking the love and knowledge that is passed down, over the centuries, from mother to child and becoming a bridge from traditional bead works into contemporary artworks.
Dymkovo toys, also known as the Vyatka toys or Kirov toys are molded painted clay figures of people and animals (sometimes in the form of a pennywhistle). It is one of the old Russian folk art handicrafts, which still exists in a village of Dymkovo near Kirov (former Vyatka). Traditionally, the Dymkovo toys are made by women.