Starfish Project: Helping Women Break the Chains of Trafficking

Starfish Project: Helping Women Break the Chains of Trafficking

There’s a brave woman behind every bracelet, necklace, and pair of earrings from Starfish Project. There’s a woman who has escaped trafficking and exploitation. There’s a woman who is learning to craft high quality jewelry. There’s a woman acquiring the skills to market products and there’s a woman who is...

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Colorful Kantha: Transforming Fabric and Women’s Lives

Colorful Kantha: Transforming Fabric and Women’s Lives

Author: Alice Martin, Global Gifts Short North Community Engagement Intern Kantha jewelry is made in India by a group of women who are working to support their families, their community, and themselves. Along with the Kantha fabrics that have a distinctive straight-line pattern to them, these artisans make unique jewelry...

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Tagua: The Nut that Benefits People and the Planet

Tagua: The Nut that Benefits People and the Planet

Author: Juliet Hall, Environmental Impact Intern at Global Gifts Short NorthThe tagua nut is quickly gaining popularity in the environmentally-conscious community and could even be the answer to many environmental and social problems that affect people and animals across the globe. The tagua nut, often called vegetable ivory, is being used...

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