Yobel Market is honored to work with partners who are making a huge impact in the lives of individuals and their families. We love sharing the faces and the stories behind the products we curate because it serves as a beautiful reminder that each item in our shop is empowering a REAL person.
With Father's Day approaching, we wanted to share how our partners in India are providing economic opportunity and stability for a Father named Kasim:
"Meet Kasim Bhai: master bell crafter and long time Matr Boomie artisan partner. Kasim works out of his home on a local kiln, manually cutting and hammering recycled iron and tin to shape into bells. He then coats the bells with powdered brass and copper before firing in kilns.
The partnership with Matr Boomie provides access to a larger international platform for Kasim to sell his bells, thus providing a sustainable income and economic stability. We met up with Kasim on our most recent trip to India in April. We were happy to hear that he is now able to send his two boys to school to further their education"
This Father's Day, consider investing in an individuals' livelihood when shopping for your Dad. Shop our curated collection of ethical goods all empowering artisans like Kasim here.
Yobel is proud to be the sole purveyor of Ethnotek products in the United States! Co-Owners, Clay & Emily Ross were initially drawn to this incredible company’s techno-hip bags because of their high utility features (like this camera bag designed by photographers) and strong ethic toward both people and planet. As a conscious consumer, you can feel good that Ethnotek’s slow-production materials are sourced in person from the villages where they are created. Each artisan piece is purchased directly from the person who made it, for a fair price.
As consumers, we have power and we must use it wisely. United States citizens will purportedly spend $1 trillion this year on Christmas gifts. That is $1 trillion votes cast for the kind of world we want to live in. Let’s vote together for a world that prioritizes People and Planet so we ALL Profit!
When we externalize costs, we are asking for both the earth and an overseas labor force to satisfy our demand for cheap goods made quickly.Yobel wants to participate in a world where costs are no longer externalized.The way we do this is by ensuring that the people employed to manufacture our ethical goods are valued fairly, and the planet is not only protected,but improvedby the goods we sell!