Hand painted Fair Trade Fused Glass Candlesticks
These beautiful painted fused glass candlesticks are handcrafted by fair trade artisans in Chile. Tea light candleholders are glued to the base tray for safety and security. Purchasing these gifts gives the mitzvah of fair wages, safe working conditions, and no child labor to the fair trade artisan who made it, and embodies key Jewish principles of Tzedek, B’Tzelem Elohim, Osek, and Bal Tashchit.
Materials: painted glass, tea light holders
Size: 9 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ x 1 /2″
Meet the Artist: Calypso Chile Glass Fusing
Calypso Chile Glass Fusing is a micro enterprise run from the home of its founder, Marcela Cofre, and is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization. Marcela’s main concern is the welfare of her artisan employees and their families, and she works to ensure their fair treatment, access to education, and ability to support themselves in a happy, healthy environment. “We are very proud to be able to give work to more than thirty families in Chile making glass jewelry, decorative pieces, wind chimes, and ornamental glassware. Our company provides dignified work to women heads of households,” she says.Learn More