Segue o Seco is a cooperative of artisans in northeastern Brazil. Their handmade and fairly traded products are intentionally sustainable and created with materials and processes that have minimal environmental impact. The fabrics in their products are made with ecologically harvested Buriti palm fiber, which is hand-dyed with natural dyes before it is woven or crocheted.
The Segue o Seco artisans work with Dsenyo, a Jesus’ Economy partner. Dsenyo is an organization loyal to the cause of alleviating the suffering of the impoverished. They do this by teaching local artisans self-sustainable trades so they can better their economic situations and provide for their families. Dsenyo is also dedicated to using local and environmentally friendly materials that can be artfully repurposed and recycled for continuous use.
Dsenyo works alongside artisans to improve living situations for impoverished people, promote a holistic economy, respect cultural traditions, and build global relationships. Together, Jesus' Economy and Dsenyo are empowering female artisans from countries throughout Africa and Latin America.
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