These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things from Brazil... #GifingStories

This holiday season, we're celebrating stories of artisans overcoming poverty by sharing their culture. #GiftingStories

#GiftingStories — Cultural Traditions Gift Life Transformation

 Cross Trade, a partner of Jesus' Economy, is focused on helping Brazilian artisans by enhancing their livelihoods and providing hope. 

When you gift products from Brazil on, 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.

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A Village Being Transformed Through the Gift of Culture

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, paying back the loans is faster than if they were just selling within their community.

A Few Of Our Favorite Things From Brazil ...

Earrings from Brazil: Spiral Drop Golden Grass

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.

Baskets from Brazil: Aguarde Oval Basket with Lid

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. 

Bracelets from Brazil: Solta Golden Grass Bangle in Red


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 from Brazil: Padrao Golden Grass


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. 

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Let Your Holiday Shopping Tell a Story

Every gift from comes with a story to share ... of lives being transformed through craftculture, and a new type of commerce

Be part of the story of artisans preserving their culture. Let your holiday shopping tell a story. #GiftingStories

Gift a Better Story

Kayli Thompson
Kayli Thompson


Editor for Jesus' Economy