Raiksmey is from Phnom Pehn, Cambodia and hand-screens intricate patterns on eco-friendly shirts made with remnant jersey cotton. Though Raiksmey has faced many struggles, she is grateful to have earned an income alongside other women for four years now. Raiksmey finds joy in hearing about people enjoying her products, and is “happy that it is helping other women here.”
Nakai creates our Salenya bangle bracelets, and is an elder and vital part of the women’s beading group in Kenya. As an elder of her community, Nakai speaks up about preventing FGM among young girls, supports the Esiteti Primary School, and is grateful to earn an income for her family through the women’s beading group!
India Artisan: Baby “The first time I was given work I thought, 'It's too hard, I can't do it,' but I tried anyway. Now I am teaching other women and it is great. I am happy to work and to help other women work. The way I work with perfection, I expect them to do the same. I feel happy that our products are being bought all over the world.”