At The Mustard Seed Workshop we search far and wide to find small grass root partner workshops that produce great handmade pieces, exotic gifts as well as delicious organic fair trade food.
Working alongside 10 communities in 8 countries we are able to impact hundreds of families around the world. Our partner workshops are located in Philippines, China, India, Nepal, Uganda, Israel, Laos and Hong Kong.
Our global partners includes - church ministries, women shelters, community projects, empowerment workshops and prostitute ministries. Our products not only provide a lifeline of support for food, shelter and basic medical care, but it is also a tremendous source of inspiration and encouragement to vulnerable families around the world.
Israel Born to an Arab Christian family, this missionary produces wonderful travel sized bottles of Anointing Oil that are gently scented. Using only the high grade of Olive oil from Bethlehem our Anointing Oils uses a blend of Olive oil and Almond oil that is gentle on the skin, perfect for gifts.
Laos Bolivian Farms is a privately owned coffee plantation in Laos that works closely with poor farming communities in Laos to produce the highest quality of organic coffee beans. Our partner educates Coffee farmers on sustainable farming methods and ensures fair coffee prices for the local farming community. Come try our Coffee and taste the Laotian difference !
China Located in China, Dorcus Designs produces beautiful textile items, empowering physically handicapped individuals, many of whom are unable to find employment. With training and the right tools our members are able to produce quality pieces such a soft cotton pillow shams which makes lovely bedroom pieces.
China Empowering survivors of human trafficking and former sex-workers this partner equips and trains young women the art of jewelry making whilst proving food, medical and accommodation for them before they are able to fully integrate back into society. This partner helps make some of the more intricate jewelry pieces for our jewelry collection.
China Paper cutting is a traditional folk art that has been passed down for many generations in Shangxi province. Our partner trains and equips local women on perfecting this enchanting art form by creating delightful paper cut gift cards for all occasions. Christmas and Thank you cards are also available.
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India Traditional book binding is a lost art form in our day and age. Located in the slums of Calcutta is the heart of a large red light district that has consumed women and children alike with the disillusioned promise of a better life. Our partner offers alternative an alternative career choice and a chance of escape from their forced employment through bookbinding. Collect all 10 different designs today !
Uganda Francis is our resident artist. As a displaced refugee he fled his village as a young boy after years of civil war. Francis works as a constructing worker and his wife breaks rocks at a quarry, he and his wife makes dazzling magazine beads that are fun and light weight, perfect for daily wear.
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Hong Kong Hidden by skyscrapers and bright lights are thousands of working poor. We work alongside local partners to empower Ethnic minority women, individuals with mental and physical disabilities. Empowering them through gainful employment, these individuals are taught how to make intricate jewelry as well as run other daily activities such as packaging and labeling at our workshop.
Nepal Empowering single unemployed mothers in Nepal. Our partner trains unemployed single mothers to make Himalayan salt, aroma candles and other wonderfully soothing natural spa products and skincare products that are gentle and soothing.
Enchaining handmade soap bars make the perfect gift or the ultimate personal treat. Come try our 6 delicious scents that will leave your skin soft and smooth. Made with Coconut oil and Palm oil our soaps support a slum community in Philippines and helps disadvantaged families pay for the much need daily essentials such as food, and medical expenses for their family.