Friday, February 8, 2008

Al Kawtar

DSCN1794, originally uploaded by schmidwix2.

This beautifully wrapped present in a little shiny gauzy bag is the table cloth in the picture above - all ready to be opened.
I have never recommended a particular shop before but this one has a story behind it.
An Austrian philanthropist ( now dead) left his fortune to be used for providing help to those who most need it without regard for race or creed.
The women who do the actual embroidery are handicapped and have a workshop where childcare is provided so they are able to work.
This seems a win win situation for all concerned.
Their web site is about to be posted.

1 comment:

Paz said...

Very nice. I love these philanthropic organizations that help others to help themselves.