I’ve been enjoying watching Creators of Tomorrow, a ten episode documentary show available on Vimeo that follows the journeys of three social enterprises that are trying to better the world. Specifically, I’ve been interested in the story of Haiti Babi, a fair trade knit and crochet organization started by two Seattle women that employs mothers in Haiti to help keep their children out of orphanages.
Krochet Kids is an organization that helps artisans around the world make a fair living creating and selling handmade items. They are launching a new campaign today, starting at 9am PST, called #KnowWhoMadeIt.
The Core Catalyst is a company that stocks the beautiful fair trade crochet mochila bags made from the Wayuu people of Colombia that I’ve mentioned on the blog previously.
I love fair trade crochet, which refers to crochet that is done by artisans in other countries who are treated fairly, given a living wage and able to use their creative skills to earn money.
I thought I’d check out what Red Envelope offers in crochet and here’s what I found.
There’s currently a Kickstarter Project for a fair trade crochet company helping crafters in Cambodia. They’ve been doing fair trade knitting until now and recently decided to also launch a crochet section of their business.
What I loved immediately about Nyoki Handmade was the simple beauty of the work, which you can tell is crafted with care but not overworked.