A handcrafted collage card, made in the Philippines, using a variety of handmade, recycled papers.
From Sanctuary Spring:
We believe that every person deserves a fair chance to participate in today's global economy.
We seek out highly creative paper products from communities that are providing jobs to the most vulnerable of society.
The banyan tree got its name when Europeans started trading with Indian merchants (who are called "banyan" in the Gujarati language) 400 years ago. The Indian traders would find shade under this sprawling tree, and the name of the tree became synonymous with the traders themselves. As global trade has evolved, we now live in an incredibly interconnected economy with over $12 TRILLION worth of goods circling the globe each year. But half the world (that's 3 billion people!) still lives on less than $2 a day.
When you choose to purchase one of our handcrafted products from the developing world, you are making a statement that the poor should get to participate fully and benefit from global trade. But more than that, you are giving a mother a dignifying work option that enables her to support her family. You are empowering an orphan to rebuild the economy of a country ravaged by genocide and disease. In short, you are helping the world become what it ought to be, an interconnected global family. That's our dream and that's what it means to buy paper with a purpose.