Saffy Handicrafts markets beautiful products from many small artisan workshops, specializing in elegant capiz shell, and sustainable acacia wood and natural fiber products. Your purchase ensures economic opportunity, equal rights, and a better quality of life for artisans struggling to survive.
Today known simply as Saffy, the Social Action for Filipino Youth was founded in 1966 by Juliaan Mullie, a Belgian nun, to provide a safe and sustainable livelihood for impoverished women and youth in Manila. From its first sewing workshop, Saffy expanded to serve many other Filipino communities in need; today this fair trade organization assists some 28 small producers groups. They also run their own unit that specializes in making delicate capiz shell jewelry, ornaments, and wind chimes. Artisans working with Saffy benefit from product design assistance, microfinancing, technical training, special incentives for quality craftsmanship, and access to global markets. Its social enterprise arm also makes possible medical and nutrition programs, sustainable agriculture, and other community projects, empowering marginalized producers and artisans throughout the Philippines.
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