Named after William Thomas Ryder, an officer in the army and the first American paratrooper in World War II, Lt. Ryder the string doll ensures you hit the ground running and complete your mission safely. $1.00 from the sale of each Lt. Ryder doll goes directly to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund! As of the middle of 2020, Kamibashi has donated over $10,500 of your money to this amazing cause. Running indeed!
OUR STRING DOLL ARTISTS are based in small villages in the mountains outside of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Crafting String Dolls is the main occupation for most of our artisans, which means a reliable income and improved living standards for their families and communities in their economically developing regions. When they are not making string dolls, many of our workers spend time taking care of their families and tending to their vegetable gardens for self-sufficiency. Some have other jobs such as sewing or working in shops and restaurants.