Founded in 1990 in Washington D.C., dZi is intimately involved in the Fair Trade movement and was directly involved in launching the Fair Trade Federation (FTF) in America in 1994.
They actively support, and work directly with, Tibetan and other Himalayan artisans in Northern India and Nepal. They work closely with them to design products that are popular to American consumers.
dZi was directly involved in getting aid to the many stricken artisans affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Kathmandu and many areas on April 25, 2015. By setting up their own Earthquake Relief website, they raised countless thousands of dollars to send directly to those most seriously affected.
Launching the Tara Happiness Fund in 2012, dZi also makes additional contributions to address specific needs such as funding for back up battery systems, improved exhaust and ventilation systems, as well as sewing machines, work tables and equipment to improve the quality of their artisans work places.
The artisans of dZi use 100% natural wool and non-toxic dyes in their products. Wool scraps are recycled into new products.
Today, dZi is primarily a wholesale trading company employing a staff of 10 at their office and warehouse in Easthampton, MA.
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