Pilgrim Imports originated over 35 years ago in a village outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Since then, Pilgrim has worked with the villagers to produce adorable ornaments, jewelry and gifts. These jobs provide fair trade wages and have helped improve the living conditions of the villagers. Four decades ago, the village was chronically poor and the economic despair forced children to leave and seek jobs in Bangkok's factories and tourist trades. Today the village is prospering with villagers staying back together and preserving their traditional metalworking skills.