Fair Trade Hand Painted Crosses & Crucifixes
|Tree of Life Imports Supporting Fair Trade & Economic Justice|
Tree of Life Imports was founded fifteen years ago during El Salvadors civil war as a means to bring the art of La Palma to differnet regions of the world. Since then both the artisans and we have grown together and have seen many changes. Most important is the cessation of the terrible struggle that filled the quiet nights of the village with gunfire. Unfortunately another war now threatens La Palmas families. Companies who profit from sweat shops and unfair labor practices. Your purchase of these crafts provides income for women who can work in their rural home while they care for their families. They are not forced by the need for a job to migrate to the city. Together we can provide the alterative to a transient life in a shanty town in order to sew shirts in a factory. Shown below is a small sample of their crafts. More items to follow during the months of October & November 2008.