These gorgeous passport covers are made artisans in India, and are both fair trade and sustainably sourced. These leather workers belong to a social class called Chamar, which excludes them from other classes of society and severely limits their resources. About 30 families formed a development group to empower artisans, beginning with advanced tooling techniques. As a result, the caste stigma is gradually diminishing as artisans make economic and social progress. Housing, sanitation, and health care access have improved, and children are attending school. Through access to trade, the village was able to realize its dream of opening its first school for girls. The beautiful gold map is a perfect reminder of the preciousness and value of all people - every single one of them.