Artizan Ecuador Greetings Cards


A variety of cards handmade by differently-abled artisans from a mixture of recycled paper and natural plant fibres. By buying this card you are helping to enable, empower and support people with disabilites in Ecuador.



These cards are made in Santo Domingo province in Ecuador at a training & social enterprise centre for people with a wide range of disabilities. As in other parts of Latin America, differently-abled people are often to be found on the margins of their society, excluded from employment and therefore consigned to a life of poverty. These are bright, capable people who long for the same chances as everyone else.

The participants join for 6 months training in paper-making and print-making before being equipped with everything they need to have their own paper-making workshops at home, where they make beautiful paper from banana leaves and recycled paper. They’re free to run their own businesses and our supplier, Artizan International commits to buying a large quantity of their work every fortnight, if they would like to sell through them. This model is extremely emancipating, but also provides a vital safety-net of a regular income, allowing them to support themselves and their families with dignity and pride.


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