Tradeworks’ unique 12-days of Christmas tree ornaments were featured on Global-BC Saturday Morning News (video link) today. Carol Madsen represented Tradeworks Custom Products, our women’s social enterprise, in conversation with Lynn Collier.
These delicate ornaments, made of BC beetle killed pine, are designed and manufactured by women in the inner city who face various barriers to employment and have little or no work experience. The tree decorations represent each of the 12 Days of Christmas in three dimensions – with finely cut components cut on a laser engraving system.
They may be purchased online, or at local RONA stores, at Bird On a Wire Creations on Main Street, and at Floral and Hardy on Lonsdale.
The social enterprise empowers these women, enables them to build technical and employment skills, and helps them transition into the conventional workforce and potentially trades careers.