This little guy is certain to win your heart this Christmas! Our little Fair Trade hand sewn, hand dyed and felted chihuahua tree ornament has been made by a women's cooperative in Kyrgyzstan. Give this cutie a home and the gift keeps giving. And no barking or messes!
Silkroad Bazaar works directly with a women-run cooperative in Kyrgyzstan to provide a stable salary to marginalized women living in rural villages with limited market access. This cooperative not only supports the beautiful handiwork of these women, keeping traditional cultural crafts alive, but it also stands as a center of sharing and exchange as one of but a few places where women can gather, discuss and enjoy being in an all-female space. They employ up to 80 women during peak season.
The company's dedicated team lives amongst their artisan groups for an extended period of time, helping them become self-sustainable by developing their designs, management techniques, quality control and computer skills.
Silkroad Bazaar supports Friends of Kyrgyzstan, a nonprofit dedicated to implementing projects across Kyrgyzstan that improve infrastructure, support continual learning in areas related to culture, country and development, and host trainings for Kyrgyz people across various mediums and trades.