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THANKS GIVING HOME

Produit fabriqué à la main par une communauté d’artisans de la Thailande. Dirigée par une dame d’un certain âge, la maison THANKS GIVING HOME a comme  mission d’ aider les thaïlandais sans ressource ni sociale, ni pécuniaire.. Par exemple, en aidant les enfants des orphelinats gouvernementaux à s’ inscrire dans de meilleures écoles au moyen de la formule de parrainage, la maison THANKS GIVING HOME augmente leurs chances à se bâtir un meilleur avenir. Et ce n’est que par des levées de fonds qui consistent à vendre des petits jouets ou des cartes que cette dame au grand cœur aide non  seulement  les orphelins mais aussi les gens handicapés et les personnes du troisième âge sans ressources financières. Sa mission...

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Unearthing the messages behind traditional jewellery

Devotion, bravery, status. Love, womanhood, marriage. Unity of family, harmony of community and balance of nature. These are just a handful of the core concepts the Maasai people hold in high regard. Though ideas circulate amongst generations, consolidated by the advice of mothers and the command of elders, nowhere is social value granted a more elegant expression than in the art of beadwork undertaken by the women of each community.  Women of the Maasai have the age-old habit of gathering together before, after and in-between their daily chores to craft beautiful jewellery. More so than simply pursuing aesthetical quality, these women make jewellery to the ends of social and personal expression, and the grandest meanings can be found in the...

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Monaco Royalty wears our jewellery at Monte Carlo Charity Ball!

Princess Caroline, elegant daughter of Grace Kelly & Prince Rainier III, and heiress to the throne of Monaco, is known for her stunning fashion sense and is a true fan of our Fair Trade collaborative work. Princess Caroline of Monaco this evening proudly wears her Oldende necklace from our 2010 Collection. Princess Caroline and Prince Albert loving their jewellery! A striking combination of high fashion and social responsibility that even the royal family endorses.

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Not Just Jewellery

Lotusland Imports, proudly introduces Canada to the stunning jewellery of Tanzania, East Africa, designed in Milan. In 2006 Tanzania Maasai Women Art Ltd. (TMWA) was founded in partnership with Instituto Oikos, Oikos East Africaand Instituto Europeo di Design of Milan, Italy. The concept was to create new and vastly improved business and educational opportunities for the talented Maasai women of Tanzania whose income came previously from the illegal sale of charcoal. Within two years, under the passionate care of Swiss conservationist Marina Oliver, Tanzania Maasai Women Art Limited grew and evolved and achieved registration as a Tanzanian non-profit company. The stylish retail shop was opened in the bustling heart of Arusha, at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Today TMWA is a thriving all-woman business with a full staff compliment,...

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