We still remember the day when we first owned one of these bags and were fascinated for days about it. These handwoven bags are more than just carriers of things, but masterpieces that represents culture, insane creativity, deep artistry and extreme hardwork.
However, after meeting the amazing artisans behind these beautiful bags, we were sad to know that the making of these masterpieces have been heavily exploited by the retail industry. Tired of big brand’s exploitation and unfair markups, we set out to create an online-based brand that promotes fair trade. It is Salt and Tan's commitment to offer ethical and fair trade without any binding contracts, overtime work and child labour. We support every artist's freedom to take control of their own prices and own working hours in order for them to build a sustainable business for themselves and their respective families.
Apart from supporting local artisans, Salt and Tan also desires in offering the local society more love, education and skills, especially to the future of all communities -Children. Therefore, Salt and Tan have decided that a fraction of each purchase will go to our selected partner, YKPA Bali Street Kids Project in Indonesia.
By supporting this project, you are:
- Supporting a shelter for street kids and an orphanage for orphans who are seeking relief from the streets
- Supporting YKPA's temporary refugee camp for the victims of frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in Indonesia
- Helping children escape poverty through better education and school facilities
- Helping physically and emotionally abused women and their children through village outreach
Be our partner in our mission to empower and provide brighter future to local artisans and balinese children. #SpreadLove
Love, K&C - Founders of Salt and Tan