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Artisans

To The Market

To The Market

To The Market (TTM) Survivor-made Goods, believes that resilience always overcomes suffering. Combining the powers of commerce and storytelling to empower survivor populations, TTM equips survivors with economic independence while raising awareness of the challenges that their survivors face.

TTM showcases products made by proud and passio...

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Gray Market

Gray Market

Hallie Gray has always loved textures and patterns, but it was only after she had got a degree in International Relations and traveled to places filled with vibrant markets featuring hand-crafted fabrics that she decided to make her passion a career.

Hallie created Gray Market textiles to pair her love of classic, textural design with the organic nature and rich story of a handcrafted textile...

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World Finds

World Finds

Founder Kelly Weinberger and her husband David Burns left their jobs in 1999 to travel around the world. After spending time in developing countries, seeing tremendous poverty, and being introduced to the concept of Fair Trade, Kelly was determined to make a difference in communities she had visited. Back in the States, Kelly began to build a market for products sourced from fair trade organizations and small ar...

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Plume Collection

Plume Collection

Founded in 2014, with a vision of equality for women everywhere, Kate Collins established Plume Collection with these objectives in mind: to combine traditional craft skills with modern design, and to provide empowerment and equality to women globally. Kate works with artisans from more than 10 countries to execute her designs, each item being meticulously hand c...

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Good Paper

Good Paper

Good Paper is an organization helping women who have escaped sex trafficking in the Philippines, and those orphaned during the Rwandan genocide to create better futures for themselves and their families. Aiding artisans in both the Philippines and Rwanda, Good Paper works towards giving women the stable fair trade wages they need to provide for their famili...

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Haiti Babi

Haiti Babi

Haiti Babi is a nonprofit organization created to give women in Haiti the ability to provide for their families, enabling them to earn a steady fair trade wage for their quality craftsmanship. In Haiti one in ten children are forced to live in orphanages. Crippled by unemployment, their families are simply not able to support them, a tragic occurrence determined by nothing more than mere circumstance. Some of the ar...
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Sseko

Sseko

Founded in 2010 by Liz Forkin Bohannon, Sseko Designs in an ethical fashion brand created to empower women to overcome poverty by pursuing a university education. By providing safe, fair-wage employment to Ugandan women, Sseko Designs allows employees to earn and save money for tuition. Sseko Designs matches 100% of an employee’s savings giving them even greater ability to afford a college education. In a country wh...
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JusTea

JusTea

JusTea, founded by Canadians Paul & Ian Bain, is Kenya’s first ever, small scale farmer owned, Artisanal Tea Factory! JusTea is dedicated to putting people to work, whilst still making profits in Kenya & North America. Prior to becoming part of JusTea the story being told was "Being a small-scale tea farmer in Kenya is not sustainable. We do not earn a decent income from ...
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Ngwenya Glass

Ngwenya Glass

Ngwenya Glass employs 70 workers. Using only recycled glass each piece is handmade & mouth blown.  People all over Swaziland collect bottles & are paid per kilo for clean glass. Local schools to do cleanup days in exchange for donations of building materials, or soccer kits. Recycled cooking oil fuels Ngwenya’s furnaces & old newspapers are used for shaping and packing their glass. They believe that by e...
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Yobel Market

Yobel Market

Yobel products represent freedom from poverty & exploitation within the developing world through ethical trade empowerment.

Men & women are given hope & dignity through job training & employment. These jobs create opportunity & reduce vulnerability for artisans & their families. Yobel conducts business trainings, contributes to product development, & expands global markets by partner...

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Senhoa

Senhoa

Senhoa’s mission is to provide vulnerable women & survivors of sex trafficking in Cambodia, with safe & secure employment, fair wages & access to a global market. Senhoa aids in transforming artisans and their communities by alleviating poverty, protecting & empowering women, & promoting peace. 

This holistic social enterprise has at its ...

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Vohr.Schmidt

Vohr.Schmidt

Throughout her international travels, Colleen Schmidt has forged alliances with creative communities around the world. She continues to design various products and has them crafted through her artisan contacts all while following fair trade principles, empowering underserved craftspeople in Africa and Asia. Colleen directs a portion of the proceeds from her product sales back to the cottage industries responsible fo...
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Kathy Kamei

Kathy Kamei

What began for Kathy Kamei as a six-month excursion to Bali expanded into an eight-year stay with two of her daughters. While living there, this former model and TV co-host met an incredible woman who invited her to her factory where she watched Balinese artisans at work. This chance encounter fueled Kathy’s passion for making jewelry. The trend in jewelry at that time had been polished surfaces; so Kamei wanted...

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Tallerqata

Tallerqata

Giovanna Balarezo founded Tallerqata in 2009 with the intention of creating an outlet with which to evoke her own Peruvian heritage and to express her love of craft. Tallerqata’s home collection is filled with contemporary products – including furniture, bedspreads, rugs, and pillows – all of which possess an appealing simplicity and elegance. Tallerqata’s goods are ma...
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Shupaca

Shupaca

On a trip to Ecuador, Andrew and Lori Schuster were inspired by the rich cultural heritage of the region. It was there they first encountered the amazing natural fiber, Alpaca, from the animal of the same name. Yarns and fabrics woven out of Alpaca are prevalent throughout South America, especially Ecuador and Peru. Known for its inherent warmth and softness, it is...

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Nakate Project

Nakate Project

Shanley Knox founded the Nakate Project from a desire to carry with her, the stories of the places that she had traveled. Just after her 21st birthday, with the help of celebrity stylist Antonio Esteban and individual artisans in Uganda, Nakate was launched.

The name Nakate was inspired by a young girl in Uganda who had lost both of her parents to AIDS and was sent to live with her aunt-a local prostitute. Shan...

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Mushmina

Mushmina

Mushmina was founded by sisters Heather and Katie O’Neill, with the mission of creating fair trade products with cultural integrity and soul. Their combined backgrounds include Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, a Masters Degree in Global Affairs, small business advisor for the Peace Corps in Morocco, and visual merchandising for fashion retailer H & M. With 14 years of experience in the retai...

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Mushana

Mushana

Little did Angela Tucci Robinson know, that when she had a chance meeting with a woman from Uganda at a New York AIDS event in 2006, it would set her life on a new course—one that would have an impact on the lives of women thousands of miles away, as well as her own.

Mushana, was founded in 2009 with the vision of building lasting bonds through ethical consumerism, and creating a lifestyle brand that would allo...

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