Meet our Partners in Fair Trade and Responsible Sourcing:
These are some of our partners around the globe making it possible to create sustainable and eco-friendly work environments for artisans. They are facilitating the ethical and responsible sourcing of goods, and expanding the market for these makers. Make sure you read through to find out more about how you can support their mission.
"Since 1994, Swahili Imports has been building a network of artisans across Africa. Today the company is actively developing contemporary gifts and home decor with artisans in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Sudan. Swahili's partnerships center on fair and sustainable profit generation, artisan advancement and modern, eco-friendly product development."
Buy Swahili Baskets Here.
"Basha began as a partership with Children's Uplift Programme, who had been providing a drop-in-centre, medical care, counseling and life-skills training for mothers living on the streets of Dhaka for some time. Many women struggled to find livelihood because of the stigma attached to their past and the trauma they contonue to deal with. Upon completion of up to three years with CUP, Basha would now offer them alternative paid work and the opportunity to leave behind their difficulties for good. Basha currently works in five different communities, providing training, children's programmes, employment and other support. Basha strives to create alternative opportunities one job at a time. "
Buy Kantha Blankets here.
"Global Trunk's mission is to create opportunities for indigenous artisans from around the world by bringing handcrafted, repurposed and fair trade products into the global market. A percentage of all TGT sales is donated back to those communities in need.
the Global Trunk currently contributes to the Amigos de Jaibalito Foundation, which provides resources to the small, impoverished village of Jaibalito near Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. "
Support Global Trunk collection of pillows here.
Buy Global Trunk collection of blankets and throws here.
"Sari Bari is an ethical fashion business that employs women who have been exploited in the sex trade or who are vulnerable to human trafficking. Women are trained as artisans to create handmade kantha products from recycled saris."
Buy Sari Bari Bags and Accessories here.
"Amsha's mission is to combine modern design with traditional techniques to create mindful home and lifestyle products. With the purchase of our goods, we create opportunities for six women’s co-ops and several independent artisans across Africa. Our makers are provided with skills training, market access, fair pay, a collaborative work environment, and a path for economic independence. We are creating jobs, promoting education, and improving the quality of life in Africa."
Buy baskets from Amsha here.
All Across Africa + Kazi Goods
"Traditionally artisan development and handmade production in Africa has been fragmented and not capable of scalability. All Across Africa’s unique innovative model of high volume, high artisan impact provides the highest wages in the region to thousands of artisans. Reaching across 5 countries in Africa, our impact goes far beyond the 3,200 men and women employed year round. It reaches to the 5.7 dependents they support, and their community impacting more than 22,000 people directly."
Kazi Goods Coming Soon...
"We Design eco-friendly home accessories handmade by at risk women and artisan communities of El Salvador that bring together fashion, innovation and love for the world"
Shop Blankets from Lula Mena Here.
Additionally We carry Handmade Products by Artisans in the USA Such as:
Knot & Stitch
Christi Ahee Ceramics
Red Cap Cards