Global Handicrafts

Oasis Workshop, Bethlehem

Oasis Workshop, Bethlehem

In the dusty refugee camps, towns and villages around Bethlehem, people with mental disabilities can often be shunned and stigmatised by...

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New Life from Dried Grass in Swaziland

New Life from Dried Grass in Swaziland

“This epidemic is creating a nation of widows,” said an NGO worker in Swaziland, speaking of the AIDS crisis that has...

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Hunan Ethnic Crafts

Hunan Ethnic Crafts

Meiman, of China, knows the meaning of fair trade first hand. For almost a year, Meiman worked in a large factory...

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Bombs to Jewellery

Bombs to Jewellery

Young Heang, just  three or four months of age, did not enjoy the fun of babyhood that is the ‘norm for...

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Threads of Yunnan: Mountain-made Fair Trade

Threads of Yunnan: Mountain-made Fair Trade

Life is a struggle for Wang Ping Fen and her husband. They live with their three children in the mountains of...

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Tukul Crafts

Tukul Crafts

The Sudanese Civil War killed more civilians than any other conflict since World War 2. Two million Sudanese people died –...

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Tintsaba: Weaving for Life

Tintsaba: Weaving for Life

When Elsabet joined the Tintsaba workshop in Swaziland, it changed her life. “If I couldn’t work for Tintsaba, I think I...

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Vinh Hoa: A Global Handicrafts producer

Vinh Hoa: A Global Handicrafts producer

In a workshop in Hue, Vietnam, two rows of women are intent on their work. Fine, brightly-coloured thread and embroidery needles...

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iBakery: Success Made in Cookie Dough

iBakery: Success Made in Cookie Dough

Crossroads loves to support Hong Kong social enterprises wherever we can. Meet Shing, just one of those whose lives have been...

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