As one of the founding members of the Fair Trade Federation, Aid Through Trade was started in 1993 by a former Peace Corps Volunteer, Damian Jones.
Inspired by the artisans of the Kathmandu Valley and intrigued by the use of glass beads in the Nepalese culture, Damian visited many artisans and artisan groups in various regions of Nepal, and observed the artisans as they created unique jewelry designs. Recognizing that although the designs varied from place to place, there was one undeniable constant across all villages: women’s lives changed dramatically when they had an income.
Now it is one of the leaders in the fair trade fashion industry and employs about 200 female artisans in Nepal.
Aid Through Trade is the original creator of the famous Roll-On® Bracelet. All of our Roll-On® Bracelets are made with the highest quality glass beads and carry a lifetime guarantee.