- Acrylic thread
- Approximately 10" L x 0.5" W (25.4 x 1.3 cm)
- Handmade in and fairly traded from Nepal
Made by: Eternal Thread
In some villages in Nepal, the climate and soil conditions are so difficult that families can only grow enough food for two months of the year. The girls and young women in these villages are especially vulnerable to sex traffickers who deceive them into believing they will help them get a legitimate job. Eternal Threads is providing vocational training in tailoring to “at risk” girls in villages giving them the skills to earn an income that will protect them from exploitation and give them hope for a better life. In partnership, Eternal Threads and the Red Thread Movement are able to help save over 2,000 girls a year from traffickers. Rescued girls, who live in the safe houses from six months to a year, are not only given counseling, but also receive vocational tailoring and beautician training.
Most of the artisans they endeavor to help have handicraft skills involving threads of one kind or another like wool, silk, cotton, raffia, plastic twine, or cording for jewelry. Each artisan with has chosen various indigenous handicrafts as part of their product line. This creates products very unique to the geographical area and culture, while also affirming the beauty in each culture. Each skill, whether it is embroidery, crocheting, or weaving may have been passed down for generations and is inherent in the community’s identity.
Created in partnership with Eternal Threads™, the woven loop-and-tie bracelet provides life-saving income for a Nepalese girl rescued from a life of slavery along the Nepal-India border. In addition to helping to fund a safe house and anti-trafficking border units in Nepal, the bracelet raises awareness of the millions still in bondage to modern-day slavery around the world.