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Artisans

Melange

Melange

Melange's line of whimsical knitted creatures are designed by Sue Edmonds, and are crafted by a group of talented women high in the Andes mountains of Peru.  Mélange follows fair trade principles and works closely with an organization dedicated to empowering rural women through income generating projects in Peru.
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Made

Made

Each unique piece in the MADE collection reflects the love and skill of the hands that make it. Using techniques handed down through the generations, MADE jewelry and bags tell a story of lives changed as a result of safe, sustainable employment. Founded in 2005, MADE harnesses the talent and skills Kenyan artisans with a goal of creating long term jobs, teaching new skills, and empowering developing communities.

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Leakey Collection

Leakey Collection

The Maasai are a tall, proud and graceful pastoral people who live in Kenya and Tanzania. They still keep their traditions intact - herding cattle and living off the land.  Unfortunately, a drought devastated pasture lands and their livelihood disappeared as their cattle died. The men had to drive the few remaining cattle hundreds of miles away to search for better grazing.  Women needed a way to obtain medical suppli...

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Jenny Krauss

Jenny Krauss

Jenny Krauss’s story is a classic: she visited Peru in 2008, met a highly skilled group of women artisans, fell in love with the Peruvian embroidery techniques, bought a few belts to bring back to the states… and the rest is history. Today, Jenny employs 1600 artisans who create these beautifully embroidered belts, purses, and pillows. Not only have these Peruvian women’s stunning work influenced Jenny and her busin...
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Haiti's Jewels

Haiti's Jewels

Haiti’s Jewels, a social enterprise founded by Sophie Wiseman-Floyd, partners with Haitian artists to design, produce, and sell beautiful jewelry made of recycled materials and local Haitian products.

As Haitians develop professional artisan skills, they are able to buy land, provide food, shelter, and an education for their children, plan weddings, pay for medical care, start other businesses, support their lo...

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Gone Rural

Gone Rural

Gone Rural was registered as a company in 1992 by the late Jenny Thorne to create employment for women in rural communities across Swaziland. What started as a small local business working with 30 women has evolved into an international company providing income for over 770 rural women in 13 groups across 53 communities, and supplying their products to over one thousand retail outlets in 32 countries worldwid...
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Faire Collection

Faire Collection

What initially began as a Masters’ thesis for Amanda Judge eventually grew into what is now known as the Faire Collection. Beginning in 2008 with artisans in Ecuador, Faire collection has expanded its operations into Vietnam, Peru and Swaziland, now employing 225 artisans. Their holistic training programs help ensure the artisans are on a well-footed path to prosperity. Trainings have included: financial management, a...

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Escama

Escama

Escama Studio products are a sleek, handcrafted line of fair trade, high-style women’s handbags and accessories made from recycled aluminum pull-tabs and intricate crochet. Inspired by traditional Brazilian crocheted handbags, founder Andy Krumholz partnered with Brazilian friend Socurro Leal, together making it their mission to blend traditional Brazilian handwork wit...
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Entoto Beth Artisan

Entoto Beth Artisan

Entoto Beth Artisan, founded by Bethlehem Berhane as a social business, is dedicated to restoring the HIV/AIDS affected community on Entoto Mountain in Ethiopia. Through their partnering NGO Beza Entoto Outreach, they provide fair-wage employment to over one hundred HIV infected women. They create unique hand-crafted jewelry pieces using local materials such as recycled tire thread, reused artillery shells in their ...
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Emilime

Emilime

Owner and designer of emiLime Handcrafted, Emily Green, created her company on the basis of drawing from both the old and the new. All products from emiLime are a mix of contemporary styles and traditional knitting techniques. The various kinds of knitwear, including hats, gloves, and scarves, are handmade with all-natural materials by small farmers and artisans in Peru and Ecuador. emiLime only uses natural materia...
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Dsenyo

Dsenyo

After living and working in Malawi, Africa, artist Marissa Perry Saint founded the social enterprise Dsenyo, in an effort to create long-term economic opportunities for hard-working, African women and artisans. With a focus on African textiles, Dsenyo works directly with 120 women and artisans in Malawi and Northeastern Brazil to craft a line of fair trade gifts. Helping these artisans to work their way out of pover...
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Chic Fusion

Chic Fusion

Razaan Jakoet, founder of Chic Fusion, follows her passion for economic empowerment and assists in relieving unemployment by training women from disadvantaged communities in Woodstock, Cape Town to create her South African-inspired products. Razaan designs all the products in the Chic Fusion range before handing over the felting to the artisans. They then mix non-toxic dyes and craft hand-felted home décor and fashi...
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Wurkin Stiffs

Wurkin Stiffs

Würkin Stiffs produces their fine men's leather products in a small family owned factory in Thailand. Employing both men and women, their pay is equal and dependent upon performance and degree of skill. Many of their longest and most skilled artisans are women. In fact, the entire production is run by a woman who has been working for the company for over 25yrs. For the health and safety of the artisans, their workpl...
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Vance Kitira

Vance Kitira

Hand-assembled in a small facility in Thailand, Vance Kitira’s bags provide creative work for around 20 Thai citizens. Fueled by his love for the environment and passion for people, Vance has been providing work for small suppliers in towns and villages of Thailand for over 20 years, helping to perpetuate the techniques and practices handed down through generations.  In addition to his line of bags, Vance works with ...

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Swahili African Modern

Swahili African Modern

The artisans of Swahili are located throughout Africa. Michael Zigani and his team are based in Burkina Faso, in West Africa. Handicapped from the waist down and living without any use of his legs, Michael admirably still supports his entire family by designing handcrafted beautiful leather bags. Michael’s smile, creativity and craftsmanship are brilliant. Michael works hard as the lead designer of the vibrant leather...

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Sudarshan

Sudarshan

Sudarshan works in partnership with master craftsmen to create traditionally-made contemporary textiles and accessories, with emphasis on ethical conduct and social responsibility. They work closely with artisan groups to employ sustainable techniques such as natural dyeing, hand weaving, and block printing to create unique, hand-crafted products. When you buy Sudharshan products become part of an ongoing movement t...
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Soko

Soko

By introducing a higher level of technology to female artisans in Africa, Soko presents a platform that allows these artistic entrepreneurs to more effectively participate in international trade. Co-founded in 2012 by Ella Peinovich, Gwendolyn Floyd, and Catherine Mahugu, Soko adopted a “by the women, for the women attitude”, and has dedicated itself to helping wom...

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Smateria

Smateria

Following the belief that “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure” Elise Lion and Jennifer Morelatto knew it was possible to transform discarded old materials into gorgeous new accessories. What began as a “chance” meeting between two women, Smateria has grown into a self-financed social enterprise. All Smateria artisans are contracted, in accordance with International Labour Law that includes 1 month paid annual ...
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