dZi, Inc. in Easthampton, Massachusetts was founded in 1990 to provide a market for products made by the Tibetan refugee community in India. A founding member of the Fair Trade Federation, which is dedicated to helping marginalized artisan communities in developing countries, today dZi’s purchases support over 1,000 artisans in Nepal and India.
GSP eliminates tens of thousands of dollars in tariffs annually for dZi, “enough to pay for staff health care or a new employee.” dZi’s 10-person staff in western Massachusetts handle all aspects of design, marketing, warehousing, fulfillment, and customer service – “soup to nuts” as founder and CEO Mac McCoy says.
Watch Mac explain why he urges “all of Congress to move on this cornerstone of good American policy that helps both businesses in our country and struggling communities in developing countries.”
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