Businesses, Watchdogs Center Human Rights in Shopping
Before any product reaches the hands of a consumer, it passes through a network of actors catering to its production, distribution and, eventually, sale. Each step in this supply chain determines a company’s social and environmental footprint, or the effects a product has on its manufacturers and the environment.
With 65% of consumers worldwide looking to reinforce ethical production practices through their purchases, factors such as considerations of human and labor rights (...)
Inspiring the Next Generation of Romanian Loom Weavers with Mozaïque
Mihai Patru and Diana Tatucu, co-founders of Guild-member business Mozaïque, provide a day-in-the-life glimpse into the weaving practice of master artisan, Maria Zapca, one of the few artisans in Romania still practicing traditional loom weaving. Mozaïque’s collection of Made in Romania handwoven wool rugs is a celebration of the craft, Maria’s master craftsmanship, and a bid to inspire future generations of local weavers to preserve the technique.
The Power Of Us: Smart Solutions And Effective Partnerships For Financial Wellbeing
Smart solutions led by social innovators and supported by an ecosystem of partners are taking flight in communities across America. It is only through these collaborative partnerships that we can solve the world’s most intractable problems, problems otherwise too unwieldly for one sector to tackle alone.
“Our main goal is to provide a pathway to a better life,” says Iovescu. “We try to provide enough orders to ensure financial predictability for six months to a year for all the artisans we work with.”
“Our approach at Mozaïque is to create timeless designs that you can use and leave for the next generation that will still look fresh and modern,” explains Iovescu. “We only use natural fibers such as cotton and undyed wool.”
Conchita Pozar’s house is unexpectedly quiet as if her entire family entered a pact of silence to fight the unbearable 125 degrees Fahrenheit. The blazing summer heat is nothing unusual for those living in North Shore – one of the unincorporated communities in Eastern Coachella Valley, Southern California, home to a predominantly Latino migrant population.