Mother Erth empowers low-income mothers in the Phillipines to be self sustaining. These skilled artisans create beautiful accessories from waste that cannot be recycled. So at the same time as helping to break the poverty cycle for these women, they are also creating a grassroots movement to eliminate plastic waste and therefore aid in environmental health as well.
Local partners in the Phillipines collect discarded plastic from factories before it reaches the landfill. They clean it, cut it, and prepare it for the artisan moms in local communities who use their tradition of hand weaving to repurpose the strips of plastic packaging into beautiful and vibrant accessories.
The items are sold at fair-wage prices so that the mothers are able to improve their circumstances.
When you buy a Mother Erth bag you keep pollution from our environment and give mother artisans in rural areas access to markets to stop the poverty cycle.
We photographed 2 dogs and 2 cats using the lovely pet beds and carriers created by these talented women.
Thanks to Mother Erth for giving me this honour!
Here are some of the images.