Tamar Cards offer a beautiful selection of Thai Style cards and gift items for you to choose for your friends. These original designs feature rich colors and unique floral stylings that will add a touch of class to any occasion. Each card and gift item is hand-crafted by skilled Thai artisans using natural materials from Thailand.
Tamar Cards is a non-profit organization located in Pattaya, Thailand. By buying our products, you are helping to make a difference in the lives of Thai women in Pattaya. All proceeds go towards supporting these women and the work of Tamar Center.
Welcome to Global Handicrafts
In many ways, ours is an unfair world… Across the planet, people in struggling economies may work hard to produce goods for which they receive little or no profit.
Middlemen often buy at unfair prices that leave producers plagued with poor working conditions, health problems, lack of education and damage to the environment. The Global Handicrafts Marketplace invites you to take a wander through markets from Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, Central Asia and the Middle East.
All products are purchased on fair trade principles, with appropriate payment given those who grew or produced them.
Gogo Olive was set up in Mutare in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe in November 2008 to give local women the opportunity to use their craft skills to build a future for themselves and their families. Knitting was chosen as it only requires basic materials, it can be done anywhere and at any time and is a skill that is practical for the women to learn. We began as a small group of 6 ladies and following the success of this group we have added to the numbers and also introduced the group into a local prison. Over 25 women are now involved in Gogo Olive.
Knitting the animals have become a part of the rehabilitation process for the women in prison, it gives them something positive to focus on and allows them to meet practical needs that they or their families have, both whilst they are in prison and after release. Each animal is lovingly and completely handmade and has as much individuality and character as the lady who knitted it!
Cards from Africa is a part of a new generation of African businesses setting a trend in our divided world. We make high-quality products, made in one of the poorest countries, available to the international market at competitive prices. In return, we offer well-paid employment to those who need it the most. Furthermore, our business model is to provide a stepping-stone for our staff to transition easily to another career or start their own business someday. We are currently developing a program to effectively teach entrepreneurial, management, and practical business skills to our staff. By unleashing creativity, teaching valuable skills, and fostering self-worth, we are confident that someday they will be able to access the international market themselves and contribute to a thriving economy and better quality of life for all Rwandans.