Vendor Overview

We are so excited to have our favorite vendors returning this year and to add a few new groups we think you'll love. Be sure to look at their blog posts (linked below) to read the stories behind the products you can find at Artreach on November 12.

Busoga Beads
(Busoga Beads blog post)
Vibrant paper beads are made by hand from recycled paper by Ugandan women who are seeking to reach up and out of poverty. In addition to jewelry-making, the group receives education and job training in the remote Busoga villages. Your purchase helps rural African women have hope for a better life.

The CDK Project
The CDK Project is empowering oppressed women around the globe through employment in the craft of jewelry-making. We are instilling dignity and hope, while bringing you authentically rare jewelry.

Chance Bags
Chance Bags support the Clean Growth (Crescimento Limpo) project in Itu, Brazil. Sports jerseys and soccer balls are turned into purses; the sale from these projects helps people who need a chance at a new life.

Eternal Threads
Eternal Threads is dedicated to improving the lives of women and children most at risk by providing sustainable livelihoods through income generating projects. Eternal Threads began as an outreach to India, but now includes projects in Nepal, Afghanistan, Thailand and Madagascar.

Ethical City
(Ethical City blog post) 
Ethical City collaborates with faith-based organizations in Austin to host fair trade global bazaars. Ethical City’s products include baskets made by a widow’s cooperative in Ghana, jewelry from India and Afghanistan, metal work from Haiti, and gift cards made by orphans in Rwanda.

Freedom Stones
(Freedom Stones blog post) 
Freedom Stones is committed to eliminating and preventing human trafficking through livelihoods projects that transform and develop vulnerable communities. Our aim is to transform individuals and entire communities so that they can begin walking in their God-given destinies free from extreme poverty, oppression and injustice.

Good and Fair Clothing 
(Good and Fair blog post)
At Good & Fair Clothing, we are dedicated to using only fair trade and organic materials. We ensure fair wages for cotton farmers and garment workers internationally, as well as provide resources for those fighting to get out of poverty within our own community.

Hanna Galo
(Hanna Galo blog post) 
Hanna Galo is a refugee from Iraq who has been working hard to establish a new life in Austin during the past year. His handcrafted beaded crosses are more than a hobby—it’s his mission. When people look at the crosses he makes, he wants them to remember that there is a God who is with them, even in the toughest toughest of circumstances.

Hill Country Hill Tribers
Hill Country Hill Tribers provides supplemental income and marketable skills to artisans in Austin’s refugee community. By weaving and sewing, these women are creating a new sense of community in this country while remembering their homelands. Proceeds are given directly back to the artisan who made each piece.

Noonday Collection
(Noonday Collection blog post) 
Noonday Collection offers inspired accessories handcrafted by artisans who receive a living, fair wage for their work. We believe that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice good design and style in order to support fair trade ventures.

Makarios & Dominican Joe
(Makarios blog post) 
Makarios is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to educational development in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and other impoverished areas of the world. We are committed to a child’s spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual growth, to provide hope for a better future.

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