The Tree Cinnamon Bark Box is a wonderful gift for someone putting down roots in a new home. This decorative box is made by makers working with our fair trade partner Mai Vietnamese Handicrafts. Women artisans working with Mai Handicrafts are able to work in their homes using traditional skills, earning sustainable incomes while caring for their children.
Mai Vietnamese Handicrafts is a nonprofit organization that provides income generation and marketing services to Vietnamese artisans. Mai Handicrafts runs several craft production projects and markets the work of numerous other craft producers. During recent years, Mai Handicrafts has established itself as the primary marketing agent for artisans from neglected families and women. It practices a model of social development in which social service cannot be separated from economic self-reliance. Mai Handicrafts sales fund various community development activities, including clean water projects, vocational training equipment purchase and teacher wage subsidies. Mai Handicrafts artisans receive social and health insurance, and can apply for scholarship funds.