Meet Team Ecuador, a unique cooperative with a family focus. Team Ecuador works with individual families in the highlands of Ecuador, the region where much of the country’s indigenous population live. Team Ecuador places a big emphasis on community, and each product represents a team effort and family collaboration. Team Ecuador makes it possible for geographically isolated and economically disadvantaged families to access good, fair trade jobs from within their homes. Supporting these artisans is more important now than ever after the devastating earthquake in April 2016, as fair trade workers are known for not only supporting themselves and their families, but using their earnings to (re)build their communities, too.
We support Team Ecuador by helping them employ more women, earn higher wages and reach new customers.
This scarf is made out of colorful, durable materials by families in the Ecuadorian highlands. It comes with a pre-wrinkled look that makes it the perfect travel layer or everyday accessory. It is woven using traditional Ecuadorian weaving techniques and represents the artistic teamwork of a family who worked together to produce this fair trade accessory.