The leader of the abolitionist movement in the United States, Frederick Douglass has so many famous quotes about equality and progress that it was hard to pick just one for his tag! We ultimately chose, "If there is no struggle, there is no progress" - to emphasize the fact that the work is never done if one wants to move forward.
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.