by: Cross Trade
The beautiful capim dourado or 'golden grass' used in our Brazilian woven grass basket collections can be found growing in the Tocantins region of Brazil, where our artist partner, Beloniza, lives. It is a protected resource, and its raw grasses cannot be exported. Only the finished grass products of the indigenous peoples of Brazil can be brought into your home--making these items unique and valuable. The indigenous people of Brazil have been crafting woven goods from this unique grass for many years. It is durable, flexible and lightweight, making it perfect for jewelry and basket making. Pick up your unique, fair trade, hand-woven basket today!
Beloniza's woven golden grass items are bought for fair wages -- almost double what she would receive in the markets in her town -- thus providing a sustainable income for herself and her family. Through her partnership with Brazil focused non-profit, Cross Trade (a partner organization of Jesus' Economy), she is able to begin the journey of lifting herself and those around her out of poverty through economic opportunity and empowerment.
Made from all-natural, renewable resources.
Supports female entrepreneurship in impoverished areas of Brazil.
A completely unique product, found only in this region (Tocantins, Brazil).
Part of the Jesus' Economy shopping model, benefiting developing world communities.
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