Marie Curie’s research and theory on radioactivity made her the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her work; and did you know she was the first person (man or woman) to win it TWICE?! In addition to her team’s theory of radioactivity, she discovered two elements and paved the way for women in scientific careers. Marie Curie reminds us that being a woman and a scientist are not mutually exclusive.
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.