Many of the handmade Fair Trade products from the Philippines that you will find at One World Fair Trade come to us from SAFFY.
SAFFY stands for Social Action for Filipino Youth and was initially founded in the 1960s as a way for women and youths to earn a livelihood but has expanded to serve any Filipino community in need and now assists more than 30 producer groups.
SAFFY specializes in crafting sustainably sourced capiz shell items and helps over 30 small artisan groups with marketing and designs. Artisans also have access to vocational training, financial and medical assistance, educational seminars, sustainable agriculture programs and health and nutrition programs. All of our capiz shell jewelry, among other items, comes to us from SAFFY.