Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Silk Lotus Fair Trade Stall Holder

so excited to welcome back
the wonderful Joanna from
Silk Lotus was founded by Sandra and Joanna while working in international development in Laos. Both fell in love with the fabulous textiles and original jewellery
of local artisans and wanted to find a way to support local producers and their craft, 
as well as putting something back into the communities. 
“Laos is an amazingly beautiful country” says Jo, “but the vast majority of people are very poor. We wanted to find a way to help preserve and promote the beautiful products and traditions whilst also providing sustainable income opportunities”.
“And we wanted to do more” says Sandra, “by also giving back to the communities in which we both lived and worked. Its really important to us to support projects that make a difference in people’s lives. We are proud to have provided further training for two young Lao women, and to now provide funding for victims of unexploded ordnance to get prosthetic limbs”.  
 For the Home
 last year Silk Lotus was the only Fair Trade stall
we could organise in the 6 weeks we had to
get the Playful Market off & running ....
I have to thank Joanna very much for
helping us out this year with lots of Fair Trade Stall Holder contacts!
proud to say we have 5 Fair Trade Stalls 
.... come along & support their worthy makers
Bracelets from old magazines - mauve

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