When you gift products from Brazil on JesusEconomy.org, you gift the tradition of a unique skill. This unique skill is weaving golden grass, a protected resource that when raw, cannot be exported. Only the finished products can leave Brazil. Artisans have been weaving golden grass for generations. The only way to share in this wonderful cultural craft is to either visit the Tocantins region or purchase a golden grass product. And this Christmas, you can gift a golden grass product.
Cross Trade, a partner of Jesus' Economy, works with artisans in Brazil by helping them to build their golden grass businesses with fair trade wages. Most of the artisans are women who have started their own weaving business after learning the skill during their youth.
Cross Trade also offers the artisans interest-free loans. This enables them to buy needed equipment and supplies without going into burdensome debt. Such access to commerce opportunities is important for anyone, but especially in extremely impoverished communities. And since Cross Trade offers the artisans' products to the global marketplace through JesusEconomy.org, paying back the loans is faster than if they were just selling within their community.
Honestly, I love these spiral drop earrings made out of Golden Grass. They're so beautiful and shine in a way that makes you want to reach out and touch the earrings. These are the perfect earrings to pair with that gorgeous Christmas dress you bought to wear to the company party or even just for Christmas Sunday. And when people ask where you got them, you can tell them the hope you provided for artisans this season.
These Golden Grass baskets, which come in various sizes (and can nest!), are perfect for storing jewelry, keys, candy, sewing supplies, you name it! Plus, they're that wondrous golden color that works with any season. For Christmas, tie a red ribbon on the lid to make it festive.
Yes, it's another jewelry piece. But, Golden Grass as jewelry is just stunning. And with the pops of red, this piece can be added to any Christmas outfit. What's also awesome about Golden Grass jewelry is that it's perfect for people with metal-sensitive skin.
Trivets are a kitchen staple, especially during the holidays when it seems there's a million hot dishes coming out of the oven. This Golden Grass trivet comes in two different sizes and in a unique design. No one else on the block, or your state for that matter, will have one like it. That is unless you decide to buy one for yourself and gift one too.
Every gift from JesusEconomy.org comes with a story to share ... of lives being transformed through craft, culture, and a new type of commerce.
Be part of the story of artisans preserving their culture. Let your holiday shopping tell a story. #GiftingStories