Announcing World Finds at Lifestyles of Saratoga! Bracelets and necklaces that tell a story and give back to the mission of World Finds.
About the mission:
World Finds works directly with all of our artisan groups – which include a combination of WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization) members, small families of artisans, and women’s cooperatives. They are all talented, low-income artisans who are paid a livable wage and have safe working conditions, access to healthcare and childcare, and on-going training and education. Our holistic approach means we have been working with many of these groups for over a decade – during that time we have seen many artisans lift themselves out of poverty and even launch their own successful businesses, strengthening the entire community.
What is Kantha?
Kantha quilts are a traditional textile found in abundance in India. They are made from layers of worn cotton saris, sewn together with a distinctive, allover running stitch. Artisans transform the fabric scraps into beads for jewelry, which provides new life to a textile that is often discarded. Each Kantha bead has a base made of wood, carved out of scraps gathered from a local furniture factory. We, and the artisans, love sustainable sourcing!