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Revy Fair Trade

the revolution begins with you

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Revy Fair Trade

the revolution begins with you

Browse Our Collection

Revy Fair Trade

the revolution begins with you

Browse Our Collection

Revy Fair Trade

the revolution begins with you

Browse Our Collection

Revy Fair Trade

the revolution begins with you

Browse Our Collection

Revy Fair Trade

the revolution begins with you

Browse Our Collection

Revy Fair Trade

the revolution begins with you

Browse Our Collection

Revy Fair Trade

the revolution begins with you

Browse Our Collection

Revy Fair Trade

the revolution begins with you

Browse Our Collection

Testimonials

Customers love our handmade goods!

Maria R.

Online Customer, Baltimore, MD

"This is the second of your wallets that my boyfriend has purchased.  Because of his job, he used to go through a couple of wallets a year, and his last Revy wallet lasted him two years and his credit cards look intact. So we are very excited that he now has a brand new one!"

Amy Kofmehl-Sobkowiak

Women of the Cloud Forest, Pittsburgh, PA

"We have been carrying Revy products since our store opened.  They are our "go-to" company for the hard to fill "men's gifts" section in our store.  Our favorite product by far is the inner tube belt with the adjustable length feature.  We had a customer buy one for himself and return during the holidays to pick one up for all of the men in his family. We are glad to be able to offer Revy products in our store and continue to support all of the work they do in El Salvador."

Sheila H.

Online Customer, Cleveland, OH

"I ordered 9 masks - they are beautiful, soft, ... substantial and professional quality. We couldn't be more pleased! These masks are beautiful and useful and they benefit Humanity. I'd encourage everyone to buy these masks."

News

Another Family Offers Thanks for Your Contributions
Another Family Offers Thanks for Your Contributions

By Mary Ober on Apr 21, 2020

As we shared with you earlier, thanks to your donations and the sale of our handmade, CDC-compliant facemasks, Revy Fair Trade was able to send $723 to our artisan friends and their families in El Salvador. ...

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Here Is How Your Donations Have Directly Helped in El Salvador
Here Is How Your Donations Have Directly Helped in El Salvador

By Mary Ober on Apr 17, 2020

Thanks to the donations and facemask orders coming from more than ten states and several countries, Revy Fair Trade was able to send a total of $723 dollars to the artisans and their families in El Salvador....

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Emergency Fundraiser

Donate to support El Salvador during their countrywide lockdown and recieve a Thank You Gift from Revy

Founders and Artisans

Fair Trade and Handmade

Our artisans and their talents are integral to the design process. Read more about how new creation ideas become reality.

La Mora Jicambú Pendant Necklace
La Mora Jicambú Pendant Necklace
La Mora Jicambú Pendant Necklace
La Mora Jicambú Pendant Necklace
La Mora Jicambú Pendant Necklace

La Mora Jicambú Pendant Necklace

$16.00

Pendant carved from mora gourd, perhaps most recognized as the material used in traditional maracas. Suede cord with stainless lobster clasp.

  • Lightweight
  • Natural materials
  • Supports women entrepreneurs

Dimensions: 19" cord; 1.5" pendant

Please allow for slight variations in color and engraving on this handmade piece. (See photos for some possible variations.)

Fairly handcrafted by the women of La Mora Jicambú co-op in Suchitoto.

Your purchase directly supports the women's co-op of La Mora Jicambú. These young women were only babies when El Salvador's civil war ended, but they are still living with the legacy of that terrible period. They are working to establish their own independence in a new democracy.

Harvest of color

Alma's artistic process begins on the organic indigo farm

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Fermenting the draught

Extracting the rich natural indigo color takes patience

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Concentrated color

The filtered indigo paste is sun-dried in slabs

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Potent pigment

The dried indigo slabs are crumbled into pieces and stored for brewing dye

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Home brew

Cotton fabrics dipped in indigo dye take on the rich hue

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Finished fabrics

After the dying process, indigo textiles hang dry

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June 2009

Our founder is struck by inspiration

Ron Ober makes his first visit to El Salvador, hosted by the NGO CRISPAZ at their San Salvador headquarters. CRISPAZ artisans meet Ron and share their crafts. He returns home, stunned at the depth of need in the country.

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August 2009

Founding Revy

Ron returns to El Salvador with Mary, and together they place the first orders with a handful of co-ops, including La Mora Jicambú.

Revy Fair Trade Products is founded.

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Spring-Summer 2010

Making connections

Ron and Mary meet with more co-ops (including Taller Jaragua pictured above, and Las Tinecas) and creators Alma de Añil and Mario Alabi.

Mario designs the first rubber purse for Revy.

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Fall-Winter 2010

Fair Trade Federation membership

As the product line and artisan co-op contacts multiply and begin to firm up, Ron applies for Fair Trade Federation membership. 

2011-2012

Sharing the goods

We begin to take Revy's offerings to trade shows, leading to sales success for Revy's artisans, notably Alabi Recycling's Revved Up accessories and Alma de Añil's indigo handbags.

2013-2015

Creative collaborations

Following customer requests, Mario Alabi (Alabi Recycling) introduces his immediately-popular wallets.

Alma de Añil creates her first scarves for us and develops new purse designs.