Global Mamas puts an emphasis on creating a space for women to succeed and achieve financial independence by following fair trade practices and supporting a safe and empowering work environment for women producers.
Thanks to you, we are nearly done with the first Fair Trade Zone building, which will provide indoor space for the seamstresses and jewelry makers of Global Mamas to work their magic. Now we turn our attention to providing a safe and environmentally friendly workspace for the Global Mamas batikers. Batik is a labor intensive art form and requires a lot of creative space to print and dye long lengths of fabric. We humbly request your support to construct this next section of the Fair Trade Zone.
We will create a holistic, ergonomic production space specifically for batikers, designed with direct input from the Mamas. The space will be in open air, and filled with natural light. Custom designed work stations will minimize stress to the batiker's bodies. Landscaping will create natural outdoor spaces for batik production and for the women to gather, eat, and rejuvenate during the workday. We will also install a batik wastewater treatment system to ensure environmental sustainability.
Once the batik production area is constructed we are proud to say that Phase I of the Fair Trade Zone will be complete after nearly a decade of planning, development, fundraising, & construction. By the end of 2022 the Fair Trade Zone will provide sustainable livelihoods to over 150 batikers, seamstresses, weavers, hyacinth harvesters, bead makers & assemblers. Even better, the Fair Trade Zone will be a safe and empowering workplace for all, including the hard working batikers of Global Mamas.
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