Meet Our Partners
Please take a moment to learn about our partners. What an amazing bunch. Some such as the Weavers of Wat Toongluang are established, if struggling, businesses. Others such as the Pa Dang Village Women Weavers’ Group are led by a charismatic individual. Still others such as the Karen Hill Tribe Cooperative represent dozens of women’s weaving circles in isolated mountain villages. And many others such as the HIV/AIDS Cooperative and the Wat Mae Wan Women’s Cooperative have been founded by the Warm Heart Microenterprise Project to provide income earning possibilities for the truly marginalized in our community.
We exist to ensure that our partners get a fair return for their labor and get their share of the huge leap that prices take when products move from Thailand to the U.S. Here’s how it works:
- We buy from our partners at the highest local retail price.
- We then assume all the risk for international sales – bulking, shipping, and marketing their product.
- As product sells, we credit each sale to the account of the specific partner producer.
- At the end of the quarter, we split net profits on sales 50:50 with each partner.
Our partners’ 50% of American profits effectively triples the prices that most realize from their products.
Here is the immediate, dramatic effect of your purchase!