As a fair trade organization, Gifts and Graces promotes and is committed to the principles of fair trade. Fair Trade is an equitable trading partnership that is based on dialogue, respect, and fairness. By providing opportunities for greater equity in trade that small and marginalized producers would not normally have access to, fair trade is a sustainable and effective strategy for poverty alleviation and development.
Gifts and Graces producers are disadvantaged members of society including street children, the urban poor, former prison inmates, indigenous groups.
Community partners of Gifts and Graces are given training to increase their capability to run a sustainable enterprise.
When you buy from Gifts and Graces you help save the earth by recycling waste material like old tarpaulin that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
Products made by children strictly adhere to regulations to prevent child labor. Partner communities who work with children assign trained social workers to supervise production. Streetchildren earn from every product they make. Your purchase helps wean them off the streets.
Personalize your coffee drinking experience with these funky coffee sleeves made from scrap fabric. Ask your favorite barista to use this and you just saved one cardboard sleeve from the landfill. Great for corporate giveaways and wedding souvenirs too. Enjoy!
The T'bolis are an indigenous tribe of the highlands of Lake Sebu in South Cotabato. They are artisans of brass ornaments using traditional casting methods. These beautiful dinner bells have traditional motifs and give a pure, crisp, tinkling sound. The bells are available in three variants - man, woman, and regular and come in an elegant black box with an acetate cover. The T'bolis create these beautiful brass products for their livelihood, purchasing this product helps to preserve their culture.Available at the Robinson's Ermita Department Store and at the Ayala Museum Shop.
Bells have a mystical appeal and are part of stories of legend. They have been used to guide the way and to ward off evil spirits. Among the T'bolis, an indigenous tribe living in the highlands of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, bell making is one of the traditional arts. The beadwork of this beautiful bell charm was handmade by special needs individuals of The Learning Center, a center for those challenged with autism, Down's Syndrome, and other developmental conditions. The bell charm comes in a special box with a banig cover. May this special bell charm bring good luck, safety, and harmony to you and your house.Available at Robinson's Ermita Department Store and Ayala Museum Shop
Give the gift of Paris with this Eiffel Tower candle. Available in gold or silver.
Beautiful placemats woven out of scrap strips of cloth. This boxed set of 4 makes a great gift or corporate giveaway. Made by women weavers in Victorias, Negros. Disclaimer: Colors vary based on availability. Size may vary slightly.
This April, Gifts and Graces held a comprehensive capacity building program for its partner communities.
The month-program involved training on fair trade principles, the Social Enterprise Quality Indicator Index (SEQI) of the Philippine Social Enterprise Network (PhilSEN), bamboo weaving and leather sewing skills training at the Cottage Industry and Technology Center of the Philippines (CITC), finishing techniques at the Product Design and Development Center of the Philippines, and a product clinic by G&G in-house Designer Marge Obligacion.
Participants were from Pamana Cooperative in Boni, Mandaluyong; Klo Wil Kem Libon of the T'bolis of South Cotabato; Heidi's Crafts from Victorias, Negros; Ulot Watershed group from Samar; and newspaper weavers from Santa Rosa Laguna. These five partners were joined by Pamana Malabon, FCED Foundation, and Caritas Manila for the skills training.
The program also involved a retail field trip to Robinson's Ermita and SM Southmall for participants to see trends in retail products as well as a field trip to Casa Manila and the Ayala Museum.
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Gifts and Graces Fair Trade Foundation, Inc.
G/F Unit 114 Mile Long Building
Amorsolo St. Makati City
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