How does Noble Venture support at-risk communities and individuals?
As a social venture company, Noble Venture’s mission is to provide sustainable job opportunities, awareness events and funding initiatives to support individuals in at-risk communities.
Since 2011 Noble Venture Designs (formerly 3 Strands Shop) has provided employment opportunities for partner organizations that support survivors of human trafficking and those in at-risk countries around the world. Our employment and artisan partners produce handmade jewelry and accessories that we curate, sell and distribute at noble-venture.com and in retail outlets across the U.S. As a customer, you are supporting this mission when you purchase fashionable and fun accessories and products to wear and share.
Additionally we offer sponsorships, resources and support to qualified nonprofit organizations. We also work to raise awareness alongside nonprofit organizations committed to the issue of human trafficking, engaging future generations to help end it.
What is the story of the Red Seed/Bead?
The original red seed came from the Sandalwood tree, native to Cambodia. Sandalwood trees produce colorless pods that eventually dry up and fall to the ground. But inside these dried pods are beautiful, glossy, red seeds. To our artisans and survivors, the red seeds represent the beauty inside each of us. Our 3 Strands Shop and Noble Venture Collections feature products with a red bead or red mark symbolizing our story. Many of our styles come with the original organic red seed from a Sandalwood Tree in Cambodia. Keep in mind like any natural product, these red seeds may deteriorate over time as it is worn.
Do you give back/donate?
Noble Venture offers sponsorship opportunities for qualified nonprofits and artisan partners aligned with our mission to provide sustainable job opportunities, awareness events and funding initiatives.
Noble Venture is a proud member of the Pledge 1% program. Pledge 1% is a global movement that encourages and empowers companies of all sizes and stages to donate 1% of their staff time, product, profit, and/or equity to ANY charity of their choosing. Pledge 1% partners are leading organizations committed to making giving back a priority.
Also, be sure to check out our "Donate" button at the footer on our web site to make a donation to one of our featured nonprofits.
Where are the products made and how do you select partners?
We partner with artisan groups in Cambodia, Haiti, Nepal, Guatemala and the U.S. In addition to qualifying our partner organizations based on need and fair business practices, we partner with organizations dedicated to working alongside artisan and makers to create meaningful change for themselves, their families and their communities.
We support between 3-7 artisan groups based on season, community needs and product offerings.
Noble Venture provides employment opportunities for at-risk communities around the world. Each product is a step on a path to a proud and sustainable future for our artisans.
Each year, all artisan groups are required to submit an application to ensure they meet specific requirements and minimum criteria to partner.
Noble Venture also works with Nest to identify artisan partners.
By working with Nest to source handcrafted products, Noble Venture is advancing transparency, social wellbeing and economic opportunity for global artisans and U.S. makers.
Your purchase orders provide artisan enterprises with vital income to keep their doors open and their workers employed.
The 2023 Trafficking in Persons Report
The National Trafficking Hotline can be reached:
- By phone: 1-888-373-7888
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By text: text HELP to 233733 (BEFREE)
- Online chat: www.humantraffickinghotline.org