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  • 🕊 Happy International Day of Peace 🕊
The International Day of Peace ( or Peace Day) is observed all around the world 🌏and provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace ♥️
📷: This gorgeous cushion cover has the word peace outlined with hand embroidered lilac and blue flowers and green foliage. This embroidery technique is over a thousand years old, it is based on the practises of the Kathiawadi desert nomads and is being kept alive by the Gujarati artisans of St Mary’s Mahila Shikshan Kendra, one of our fair trade partners in India.
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  • 💫 Travel update 💫

Michelia, Trade Aid's Development Manager is currently visiting artisans working with Manos Amigas in Peru 🙌🏼 📷: Fredy crafts nativity scenes and a range of other imaginative and culturally representative scenes from clay in his workshop in Lima, Peru. He is a natural designer and was never taught to create using clay, instead simply watching and trying it out for himself. He now runs a fair trade ceramics business with his wife, supports their two children through education and employs his neighbours to create and paint innovative and beautiful products for customers in New Zealand. He is disappointed that Peruvians are not interested in his culturally-based crafts, and is extremely pleased and proud that people in New Zealand enjoy them.

Check out more products from Manos Amigas in-store or online 👇🏼
https://www.tradeaid.org.nz/partner-products/17.03/
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  • 💫 Travel update 💫

Michelia, Trade Aid's Development Manager is currently visiting artisans working with Manos Amigas in Peru 🙌🏼 📷: Meet Jenny and Julio. They created the cute spotted planters you see in Trade Aid shops and on our website. Seen here holding new colours yet to be seen in the shops, Jenny and Julio are creative and hardworking and everything they have built as migrants to the city is a result of their love of clay. Julio loves plants so the trend in NZ towards indoor greening is allowing him to live out his passion. Their house and workshop which is located in a dusty rocky slum settlement in Lima is an oasis of greenery inside and a magical place I was honoured to be able to visit.

Check out more products from Manos Amigas in-store or online 👇🏼
https://www.tradeaid.org.nz/partner-products/17.03/
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  • Ahoy! It's Talk like a Pirate Day 🏴‍☠️
This fair trade family is getting amongst the fun with our delightful set pirate themed felt finger puppets 🦜
Handcrafted from New Zealand wool, by skilled artisans working with Association for Craft Producers (ACP), one of our fair trade partners in Nepal.
Available online and in-store ♥️
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  • The history of a place can be read in its textiles, their stories woven into the very fibre and threads ♥️ The stunning jewellery features here is handmade by skilled artisans working with Tara Projects, one of our fair trade partners in India. All Tara Jewellery is nickel free.

Our World Textiles collection celebrates traditional handmade textiles from all corners of the globe. 
Get inspired (link in bio)
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  • This beautiful cutlery is handmade from stainless steel and has a gorgeous recycled copper handle. 🍴🍴🍴
Handmade by skilled artisans working with Aspiration International, one of our fair trade partners in India 🙌🏼 All Aspiration copper products are made from recycled copper, and are guaranteed to have no traces of any heavy metals ✨
Available in-store and online ♥️
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