Hong Kong shoppers get in the Christmas spirit by supporting disabled Cambodian artisans at the 2015 Pre-Christmas Gift Parade
HONG KONG, Nov. 18, 2015 – The nonprofit Hinrich Foundation will be offering products handmade by disabled Cambodian producers at the 2015 Pre-Christmas Gift Parade, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at table B-5a, Conrad Hotel, Pacific Place, Hong Kong.
Shoppers will find an array of handicrafts including Christmas ornaments, pleated shoulder bags, fishnet handbags, purses, silver jewelry, silk and sedge wine bottle holders, scarves and iPhone and iPad cases.
“Our products are of great quality, unique and eco-friendly,” said volunteer Eileen Chow, who is a Hinrich Global Trade Scholar studying at Hong Kong Baptist University. “They are truly meaningful gifts for Christmas and Thanksgiving, considering they are made by Cambodians who are disabled or survivors of polio, HIV or land mines.”
“Every product that people buy helps to create jobs for deaf and disabled artisans in Cambodia,” said Alex Boome, Program Director of the Hinrich Foundation. “Every purchase truly makes a difference in people’s lives by helping them help themselves.”
About the Hinrich Foundation
The Hinrich Foundation believes sustainable global trade promotes peace. It aims to encourage the private sector and governments to drive innovation and competitiveness in trade-related activities undertaken by individuals, companies, industries and countries by focusing on three program areas:
- Trade related education & training: We sponsor educational opportunities for individuals who show a commitment to participating in or promoting innovative and competitive global trade. The Hinrich Foundation offers scholarships to students from Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Lao and China to study in Hong Kong, Thailand, The Philippines and the U.S. We give our scholars internships and on-the-job training in export related companies and organizations in 10 countries.
- Export trade assistance: We offer practical trade services to promote and coach producers on how to participate in global trade. Through the Export Trade Assistance, the Hinrich Foundation connects exporters in developing Asia with buyers worldwide.
- International trade policy research: We believe that the health of the global economy and peace between nations depend on countries having productive trade relationships, which requires open, fact-based dialogues. We initiate research, elicit opinions and disseminate information about global trade to encourage objective debate and balanced policy making in support of open, free, transparent and fair global trade.
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