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500 Wood Horses Cross the Finish Line!

by R.H. Lee October 10, 2017 in Case Studies

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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