To the artisans at Segue o Seco, the process behind fair trade is just as important as the outcome. This cooperative is dedicated to empowering artisans as they support themselves and their families, but also to uplifting the environment through the use of ecological materials. Their handmade products are created with resources and processes that have minimal environmental impact. The fabrics are woven from sustainably harvested Buriti palm fiber that has been hand-dyed with natural dyes.
Segue o Seco, and other cooperatives that work with Dsenyo, are committed to providing beautiful fairly traded products that are gentle on the environment. We can be good stewards of the world while we shop for fashionable and practical goods.
One of my favorite products created by this cooperative is the Eva Clutch Purse. It is large enough to carry the essentials, but small enough to not get in the way. It is delightfully vintage and can add a touch of casual sophistication to any outfit. And even better, the clutch is handmade, fairly traded, and environmentally friendly, so you can support many causes with just one purchase.
Other beautiful products are the Acai Earrings, which are available in blue, green, pink, red, and yellow. The earrings are made from acai seeds, a staple part of the Brazilian diet. They have a low environmental impact and are a simple way to add that little something extra to an ensemble.
Seguo o Seco also creates lovely and vibrant hair clips with Buriti palm fibers and acai beads. These clips will add a welcome burst of color to your day. They can be worn in your hair, clipped onto a jacket or purse, or used to decorate your table setting. These flower clips are fashionable while being practical, and they make excellent versatile gifts.
Shopping fair trade can empower people and the world we live in. Join us in transforming lives through fair trade.