500 Wood Horses Cross the Finish Line!
We are busy working on a large custom commission for Tingomo--another great Los Angeles-based social enterprise that just launched this summer! Would Works artisans are busy sanding the first 500 unfinished wooden Dala horses for Tingomo's Sweden Passport Craft Kits for kids. Recipients of these kits will learn about traditional Sweedish craft and culture by painting their own Dala horses.
We love working with Tingomo because:
- We believe that making things by hand is empowering for everyone! Tingomo's products engage kids in active learning and craft
- Tingomo takes much of Would Works' mission to a global level--providing job training in traditional crafts to people in need all over the world
- Tingomo is committed to supporting local social enterprises like Would Works and Chrysalis in all stages of their business--from production to packaging and shipping.
Tingomo Passport Craft Kits are DIY kits based on artisan traditions from around the world. For each kit sold they make a donation to a non-profit that supports artisans, keeps families together, or educates girls.
Tingomo offers quarterly subscriptions or individual Passport Craft Kits. Find them at tingomo.com, @tingomo (facebook, twitter), or @tingomocrafts (instagram).
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Winding down this year, we express deep gratitude for your support and engagement with Would Works. 2023 began expansively: WW Community Builders Program Artisans and our team took a field trip to the snow-covered Angeles National Forest in the San Gabriel Mountains north of the city. Shirley is the Artisan Lead at Would Works and was born and raised in LA. She’s now in her mid-60’s, yet she’s never been up to the Angeles Forest. Our city is surrounded by abundant landscapes, but many residents who face barriers to employment also lack access to experiences in nature. This forest visit reflects the growth trajectory of Would Works, which we illuminate here.