I just LOVE my Orange Crush star, made by Ben Ncube...
I just stopped in to see the shop, Fabric of Life, during a rare sunny stroll through Edmonds, Washington. I met the owner, who is currently living on the roof of her store, to raise money for her wonderful cause. I purchased a fabulous tin star, made from Orange Crush cans, that I will put in a special place in my studio. Here is the website for this amazing non-profit store that supports women and their craft, from around the world:
This is their mission statement:
Our projects focus on improving the quality of life for women and their families through sustainable, appropriate technology that respects and honors local traditions and cultures. Our philosophy is to form cooperative partnerships that promote self-help and that build people's self-esteem and independence.
Our development philosophy: We believe people know their own needs. We believe in people's capacity to help themselves. We believe that development is about encouragement, learning, strategic experimentation and partnership exchanges. (Text courtesy of Fabric of Life website)
Stop in for some Holiday shopping, you won't be disappointed!!