Artist Statement

Teabag tags, photographs, & encaustic wax on wood panel, 8x8"

These pieces are made with the tags from teabags, serving as a reminder to consider the global impacts of the products we buy. Due to extremely low wages on tea plantations around the world, traffickers often target tea workers and families who cannot afford to keep their children.

Prints of these pieces are available with 50% of the proceeds going Lighthouse Voyage, a Canadian-based non-profit organization advocating for equality, justice, and freedom for exploited individuals in India and Nepal. Inquire about these through the contact page.

To learn more:

Read Elaina’s story

BBC Article: The bitter story behind UK's national drink

Podcast: The Cost of a Cuppa

“Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” - Mother Teresa

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