Promoting the triple bottom line through Brazilian handicraft.
Tekoha commercializes craft work produced in nearly 40 rural Brazilian artisan communities through the principles of Fair Trade. By connecting well‐developed economies to marginalized artisans in rural communities Tekoha builds a network that both nurtures and embraces the rich culture and nature of rural Brazil. Buying products at Tekoha means contributing to
Empowering people, in an environmentally sustainable, and financially viable way
Empowering People. Social inclusion through the creation of job opportunities. By creating their own income, community members are reminded of the fact that they are in control of their lives.
Oficina de Artes Boracea
Training homeless garbage collectors how to transform garbage into a significant profit opportunity.
From a 5 man initiative to a 20 man NGO that enables the inhabitants of public shelters to leave the shelter and reenter society with pride.
Environmentally sustainable. All communities make use of locally sourced material; bio‐degradable, recycled, or both. They thereby not just alleviate their surroundings from pollution, they turn it into a profit opportunity!
Nature provides this community with all they need. Including the golden grass that now provides the women of this community with a healthy revenue stream.
The golden grass, or Capim Dourado, is only harvested during the months September – November, allowing the golden grass to regain its natural golden shine during the rest of the year.
Financially Viable The producers set the prices that they find fair. The generated income allows people to become self sustaining again or even build a succesfull business and hire others!
Ceramica Capivara is a perfect example of a rural artisan community that is on the fast track towards becoming a fully self sustainable business through the aid of fair trade inspired programs and institutions.
The natural park Serra da Capivara was granted the title UNESCO cultural heritage. The prehistoric inscriptions serve as the main style of decoration in this communities line of ceramic products.
Rede Tekoha A network that promotes sustainable economic development through an embracement of Brazilian culture.
Rede Tekoha. A wide variety of authentic Brazilian products; Product customization; Top quality service; Eco‐friendly; Socially sustainable; Fair trade certified
A wide variety of handmade women accessories in an array of colors and materials that beautifully show their authentic Brazilian origin.
Corporate gifts that make a direct contribution to community development. Fair trade certified and eco‐ friendly. Some products are customizable; add your company logo, tags, ecological packaging…
Promotional gifts, co‐created with marginalized Brazilian artisan communities. Get in touch to find out about the customization possibilities.
Interior design Capivara ceramics
Golden grass mandalas
Decorative items and ceramics that bring Brazil closer to you and your guests. Share and enjoy the cultural richness invested in these products and simultaneously contribute to the economic development of the people that made them!
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