WHY BUY SOMETHING FROM SBC?
All of the art sold by SBC is hand made by locals from the communities in the watershed of the “Rio de la Leche”, an area with high unemployment, extreme poverty and where SBC conducts its research and conservation programs.
The SBC Retail Partnership Program is a collaborative community-based conservation program. It provides training and equipment to the remote communities of northwestern Peru for the production and marketing of their hand crafted woolen, cotton and dried gourd products. The money from sales goes back into these communities providing a much-needed boost to their economy. These communities enthusiastically support conservation and the efforts of SBC to protect the spectacled bear and it's fragile habitat.
SBC believes that the artisan program increases support for conservation and is key to successfully protecting the spectacled bear. Help SBC build a future in which human needs are met in harmony with nature.