dZi Inc. - Tibet & Nepal
dZi Inc. has been working with Fair Trade artisans in the Tibetan exile community in India since 1990 and with Nepali artisans involved in traditional Tibetan style crafts since 1995. Their products are marketed as part of dZi’s ‘Tibet Collection’ line. Fair Trade ethical incense, meditation bowls, incense, and healing copper and brass bracelets are all made by hand.
Authentic cloth prayer flags printed on hand-carved wood blocks are specially made for dZi by The Gu-Chu-Sum (9-10-3) Movement of Tibet, established in 1991 and based in Dharamsala, India. Gu-Chu-Sum was first organized by ex-political prisoners from the Tibetan freedom movement; monks, nuns and lay people who had escaped from Tibet due to political persecution. Its purpose is to provide employment and support to Tibetan refugees needing help in India and to educate about human rights abuses in Tibet.
dZi’s screen printed prayer flags are made by the Tibetan Nuns Projection (TNP), also based in Dharamsala, India. TNP’s mission is to provide a safe and supportive environment and education for Tibetan nuns who have fled Tibet for reasons of religious and political persecution. Visit tnp.org to learn more.
dZi’s Paper Prayer flags and incense are made by Tibetan Handicraft in Kathmandu Nepal, a member of Fair Trade Group Nepal and leader among the handmade paper export community. This business supports hundreds of people in the local community through its income generation enterprise and runs an elementary school providing free and low-cost education for local children.
Your purchase of these ethical Fair Trade crafts helps bring the peace of beautiful Buddist traditions into your life while providing fair-paying, safe, reliable, empowering jobs to the talented artisan groups. Through your enjoyment of Nepalese and Thai culture and traditions, you are making the world a better place, one product at a time.
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