This lovely nativity scene is hand-carved by artisans working with our fair trade partner Bethlehem Fair Trade.
Olive wood, gold‒colored string
2.25W x 2.25H x 0.75L inches
Handcrafted in West Bank
Bethlehem Fair Trade Artisans (BFTA) celebrates ancient craft and wisdom through trade—a nonprofit NGO that improves the lives of marginalized groups across Palestine by bringing their goods and stories to market.The goal: Equality and justice by creating sustainable and equitable business models with a better work environment for makers who work with olive wood, embroidery, mother of pearl, olive oil soap, felt wool, and recycled products.Established in 2009, BFTA became the first guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) in the Middle East in 2015. Through trade relationships with organizations like Ten Thousand Villages, BFTA reaches new markets, doubling its sales in the past few years, and improving the quality of life for hundreds of artisans and their communities.
Villages Port Colborne is located along the shore of the Niagara Peninsula. Where the Welland Canal and Lake Erie meet, in the heart of Port Colborne, we have been fair trade since 1984. We carry unique, handcrafted goods that are ethically made from artisans around the world. If you’re in the Southern Ontario area, we welcome you to visit us in-person!