31 October 2023
Others UK launches Christmas collection
Major Jo Moir
Major Jo Moir introduces the latest handcrafted products from Others UK – Trade for Hope.
This Christmas, Others UK – Trade for Hope will be branching into the festive season with carefully handcrafted products created by artisans in Bangladesh and Kenya.
Others is a Salvation Army initiative using fair trade principles to create jobs and contribute to employment and poverty alleviation.
The Christmas collection includes items such as ornaments, unique handcrafted gifts and homeware. All of them are created by women in communities where fair working conditions and opportunities would be otherwise limited.
Each item bought through Others UK will give the gift of dignity, independence and hope to an artisan, their family and their community.
Monoli, from Bangladesh, shared: ‘Every time I sit down to sew, the needle tells the story of Others. The Salvation Army is not just a place to work or get training but it is where I get my dignity. It has given me a life I would never have had.’
Georgina from Kenya adds: ‘Since I joined Others, my life has changed. I can pay my rent, support my children and see a big change in my life.’
The items will be available online from sps-shop.com/others and in store at Strawberry Field in Liverpool and in the foyer at Christmas with The Salvation Army at the Royal Albert Hall on 5 December.
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