GM: Item of the Week

Find a Unique Nativity at PAMBE Ghana’s Global Market

 

There’s a star in the sky guiding everyone to the nativity display at the Global Market this week. Not only is our collection of nativities the biggest in Oklahoma City, it’s also the best!

Come see what all the magic is about, now through Christmas eve at PAMBE Ghana’s Global Market.

Alpaca Silver and Stone Jewelry from Taxco, Mexico

 

PAMBE Ghana’s Global Market is pleased to introduce these beautiful Alpaca Silver and Stone rings, pendants, and mother-of-pearl barrettes, provided to us by the Artisana Collection in Taxco, Mexico. The artisans who produce these items are carrying on the traditional jewelry-making tradition passed down from generation to generation.

The Taxco region is famous for its silver jewelry. Many artisan groups in this part of Mexico have formed cooperatives to pool together their talents and resources, creating a situation that is beneficial to the individual artisans and to the community as a whole.

The Artisana Collection comes from a cooperative in the region that is made up of 26 jewelry makers who work collaboratively to create these special pieces. Artisans use a wide range of materials that range from abalone, mother of pearl, alpaca silver, and much more.  The group has achieved stable income for many members of its community. This has led to community initiatives that include support of local schools and programming geared towards the youth. Artisans often work out of their homes and are paid a fair living wage. The Fair Trade jewelry is not only beautiful, but each purchase helps to transform lives.

We look forward to sharing these items with you this week at the Global Market!

Silk Scrubbies and Silk Soaps from Nepal

Sericulture, the rearing of silkworms and production of silk, was introduced to Nepal in the 1990s in an effort to bring income-generating opportunities for rural women.

This week we are proud to offer two silk products made in Nepal: Silk Scrubbies and Silk Soaps.

These handcrafted silk soaps are produced without the use of external heat so the goodness of the natural ingredients is preserved. A combination of silk protein, moisturizing coconut oil, natural antioxidant sunflower oil, soybean oil, rich nutrient conditioning olive oil and cold pressed castor seed produces a luxurious lather that cleans your skin naturally!

Our washable and reusable silk crochet soap case provides gentle exfoliation for your skin while you wash. It makes a great stocking stuffer, especially when combined with a bar or two of silk soap!

Each bar of soap is wrapped in paper in a variety of patterns and colors. The scented soaps are not overwhelmingly strong, but we also offer an unscented variety for those who prefer it. Be sure to stop by the Global Market this week to check out these great products.


Eucalyptus                                                         Rose with Charcoal

Rosemary                                                         Cedarwood

Elegant Ornaments Handcrafted by Refugees

New this week at PAMBE Ghana’s Global Market: ornaments created by refugees supported by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

Each of these delicate ornaments tells a story about the cultural heritage of its maker, and is crafted by a refugee artisan working closely with a social enterprise in their host country. These beautiful little works of art are windows into the diversity and talent of refugee artisans around the world, as well as symbols of meaningful support between cultures.

The Peaceful Dove Ornaments are crafted by Congolese refugees living in Kenya. Other ornaments in the collection are made by Afghan refugees in Pakistan, Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and Tuareg refugees in Niger. The purchase of these ornaments enables the artisans to keep in touch with their home culture while supporting themselves with a fair living wage. PAMBE Ghana’s Global Market is proud to feature this wonderful collection.

Lim Dom Bamboo Salad Set

This week’s featured item at the PAMBE Ghana Global Market is the beautiful Lim Dom Bamboo Salad Set. Handcrafted in Vietnam, this salad set is made from sustainable bamboo and created using a technique known as spinning. Once harvested, the bamboo is split into pieces and stripped down, then artisans coil pieces together forming a bowl and sealing it with food safe cashew oil.

Artisans use many techniques to create unique pieces, including the eggshell lacquer featured on the Lim Dom set.

This lacquer is handmade from real eggshells, producing one-of-a-kind patterns on every piece.

This beautiful salad set is unique and sure to be an added topic of discussion at any dinner party. Check it out this week at the PAMBE Ghana Global Market!

Hand-Painted Candles from South Africa: Back by Popular Demand!

These candles come in an amazing variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. Made by hand in the village of Napier near Cape Town, South Africa, Nobunto candles are created and painted by women artisans using African-inspired designs.

The word “nobunto” comes from the Sotho language, meaning “for the people.” In a region where unemployment hovers around 50%,  the production of Nobunto candles provides a reliable, fair trade living wage to eighteen families.

PAMBE Ghana’s Global Market is proud to feature these beautiful candles this week. Come in early for the best selection!


 

Global Mamas

PAMBE Ghana’s Global Market is stocked with unique items from around the world like the handmade goods from Global Mamas. A nonprofit organization founded in Ghana in 2003, Global Mamas unites thousands of individuals across the world around the mission of “creating prosperity for African women and their families.”

Global Mamas provides a platform for African women to create and sell their beautiful handmade products. Mamas use traditional techniques to produce high-quality, unique products, honoring local artisan traditions such as batiking, bead-making and Shea butter production in their work.

Global Mamas does more than just provide a platform for African women to sell their goods, it protects the traditions passed between generations and the value and authenticity of their creations. Global Mamas includes only hand-crafted, unique items in their supply chain, combating the impact of mass-produced lookalike imports. Global Mamas prices each product fairly, ensuring sustainable demand and that artisans are paid fair wages. We are proud to stock Global Mamas products at PAMBE Ghana’s 2022 Global Market. Check out some of our featured items from Global Mamas below.



Matching Pot Holder and Apron Sets


Eco Produce Bags made from up-cycled flour sacks


Passport Explorer Bag made from recycled fabric straps

 


Pocket Wallets made from recycled fabric straps

 


Assorted Bibs with Velcro closure and up-cycled flour sack backing


 

Haitian Metal Wall Art.

Using recycled steel sheets cut from oil drums, Haitian artisans in the Croix des Bouquets district use simple hand tools to turn the mundane into magnificent works of art. The artists cut intricate designs into the metal, using paint and lacquer to enhance features, bringing to life trees, objects, and creatures of all kinds. Each piece is unique and signed by the creator, making it a special, memorable gift for every occasion. From Christmas ornaments to stunning wall hangings, find a gift or keepsake for anyone in PAMBE Ghana’s Global Market collection of Haitian Metal Wall Art.

 

Vibrant 3D Flowering Tree
This beautifully colorful flowering tree is a three-dimensional wall hanging that is sure to brighten up any room and capture an audience of admirers.


Seahorse and Octopus Figurines

A perfect gift for sea lovers or additive to your home, these intricate sea creatures are unique and stunning.


Painted Peacock and Hibiscus Flowers

This breathtaking peacock is brought to life with its vibrant colors and careful details, accompanied by delightful hibiscus flowers.



School of Fish

This beautiful school of fish art is colorful and unique, bringing swimming fish to life with lustrous paints.


Tree of Life
This tree of life is one-of-a-kind and handcrafted, making the perfect gift for a loved one or wall decor for your own home.

The Global Market is located in Northpark Mall, at NW 122nd and North May in OKC. It is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM until 6 PM, from November 1 through December 24. Every purchase benefits the students at La'Angum Learning Center, and supports fair trade artisans around
the world.