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Filipinas Fair Trade Venture Group Makes Eco-Friendly Handcrafts

 - Nov 15, 2009   Updated: Jun 20 2011
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Tightly hand-wound magazine pages create the “beads” from which the magazine vase is made. The intricate craftsmanship comes from a Philippine community that lives near one of Manila's largest dump sites and is trained and employed by the Filipinas Fair Trade Venture Group.

The Filipinas Fair Trade Venture Group provides sustainable development to disadvantaged people and offers handcrafted products made from indigenous materials to people in the developed world.

Implications - The Filipinas Fair Trade Venture Group sells to many countries such as China, Spain, Italy and the United States. The pieces that are created are absolutely beautiful and are featured in many different colors and patterns. The beads are wound around things such as vases and candle holders.