How does Noble Venture support survivors of human trafficking?
As a social venture company, Noble Venture’s mission is to provide sustainable job opportunities, awareness events and funding initiatives to support in the fight against human trafficking.
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 around 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 every survivor, and those waiting to be rescued. Our 3 Strands Collection features 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 to support in the fight against human trafficking.
For information on how to apply for a Noble Venture sponsorship, or how to become an artisan partner, contact Jennifer Bulotti at email@example.com.
Where are the products made?
We partner with artisan groups in Cambodia, Haiti, Nepal, India, Guatemala and the U.S.. In addition to qualifying our partner organizations based on need and fair business practices, we partner with organizations offered by Nest (buildanest.org), an organization dedicated to working alongside artisan and makers to create meaningful change for themselves, their families and their communities.
How many artisan groups do you support and how do you select your partners?
We support between 3-7 artisan groups based on season 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.
Our review includes consideration of the following key attributes and criteria:
- Hiring and Ongoing Employment Practices
- Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Communities
- Safe and Empowering Working Conditions
- Child Rights
- Environmental Stewardship and Supply Chain
- Cultural Identity
How can I learn more and support the cause?
HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE
How can I become a wholesale partner and sell Noble Venture jewelry?