While the gifts many exchange this time of year are no doubt important, how your wrap it also adds the festivity of gift giving. When one thinks of “Fair Trade,” wrapping paper probably isn’t the first thing you think of, but here at Mustard Seed, we’ve managed to track some down! Handmaid Expressions is distributing lovely handmade, fair trade wrapping paper made from recycled waste cotton. This paper comes in packages of 15 sheets, and is made by artisans in India.
Handmade Expressions states that their mission is: “To improve the economic and social standing of underprivileged people in the world by reinforcing local economies and creating self-sustainable employment through just and responsible practices.” If you’re familiar with this company, you know that they treat their artisans fairly, and support the communities their artisans live in. No matter what holidays you do or do not celebrate, wrapping a gift with paper that has helped support a talented artisan and their community, makes it all the more meaningful, creating Happy holidays and best wishes from Mustard Seed to you and your family.