Not only is October Fair Trade Month, but this month Symbology is so excited to partner with two inspiring global campaigns to support Artisan work worldwide. We are very proud to announce that we have recently joined the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise. This alliance was launched in 2012 by Hillary Clinton in Partnership with the Aspen Institute.
Artisan activity is the second largest employer in the developing world, totaling almost $34 Billion a year. However, the full potential of this economy has not been reached, meaning that the hands who craft treasurers worldwide are not being recognized as drivers of economic development and job creation. The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise serves to shift the perception of artisan enterprise, raising awareness of the hundreds of thousands of jobs and revenue that could be given back to these communities. Symbology is proud to be a partner in this mission, empowering women worldwide to use their craft to support themselves and their families.
The second global campaign we can’t wait to share, is our pledge to the United Nation’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development. This past week, the United Nations unveiled 17 Global Goals to make our planet a better place by 2030. While all 17 goals are extremely important and impactful, we at Symbology are taking the pledge to support Goal #8: Decent Work & Economic Growth. The main points of this goal is to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, productive employment, and decent work for all.
Here at Symbology, we take pride in empowering women to use their artistic talents for economic growth and stability. We stand by inclusivity, recognizing that all genders should have the right to financial independence. The United Nation’s hopes by 2030 to, “achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women…and equal pay for work of equal value.”
You can support your own personal favorite Global Goal by posting your #GlobalGoal Selfie on Instagram! To learn more visit http://www.globalgoals.org.