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May 30, 2019 | Last Modified: 2019

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WEAVE fair trade handicrafts are nature-inspired collection beautifully and lovingly handmade by the Karen and other ethnic women living in the refugee camps on the Thai-Burma and in Thai remote villages in Northern Thailand.

Responsibility

They are focusing on four main themes that mutually support and reinforce each other. First, Women’s Capacity Development Project –promotion of women’s management and organizational skills development as well as working in the areas of gender, women’s development, peace education and community development. Second, Income Generation Project – provision of safe employment opportunities for women, through traditional craft-making skills, vocational and alternative livelihood among others. Third, Child Development Project – support of early childhood development projects (ECD) within the context of Inclusive Education. Fourth, Health Project – production, development and dissemination of culturally appropriate women’s health education materials addressing concerns such as violence against women, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and child care under 5 years among others, in various formats and Burmese ethnic languages.

Business Case

WEAVE Fair Trade Social Enterprise (WFT-SE) works with displaced, disadvantaged and marginalized ethnic women from Burma and in Northern Thailand. WFT-SE facilitates access and opportunities to generate safe and fair income through handicrafts development and support to preserve time-honoured artisanry and culture.

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WEAVE fair trade handicrafts are nature-inspired collection beautifully and lovingly handmade by the Karen and other ethnic women living in the refugee camps on the Thai-Burma and in Thai remote villages in Northern Thailand.

They are focusing on four main themes that mutually support and reinforce each other. First, Women’s Capacity Development Project –promotion of women’s management and organizational skills development as well as working in the areas of gender, women’s development, peace education and community development. Second, Income Generation Project – provision of safe employment opportunities for women, through traditional craft-making skills, vocational and alternative livelihood among others. Third, Child Development Project – support of early childhood development projects (ECD) within the context of Inclusive Education. Fourth, Health Project – production, development and dissemination of culturally appropriate women’s health education materials addressing concerns such as violence against women, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and child care under 5 years among others, in various formats and Burmese ethnic languages.

WEAVE Fair Trade Social Enterprise (WFT-SE) works with displaced, disadvantaged and marginalized ethnic women from Burma and in Northern Thailand. WFT-SE facilitates access and opportunities to generate safe and fair income through handicrafts development and support to preserve time-honoured artisanry and culture.

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