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Derma e’s Paraguay Project

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Skin-care firm derma e has founded a fair trade program with indigenous people of Paraguay. As part of the Paraguay Project, the firm purchases spiderweb lace from Paraguayan co-ops and sells it at fair market value to U.S. boutiques and on the derma e Web site. All profits are donated to Global...Infancia, a non-profit that works to protect the rights of children in Paraguay, and Guyra Paraguay, an organization that protects birds and their rainforest and wetland habitats. Meanwhile, a percentage of all derma e sales is donated to the Paraguay Project. "Our wish is to provide families with a sustainable income, allowing them to better care for themselves and their children, and to also support organizations that work to protect the land and people of Paraguay," derma e VP Linda Miles says...



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