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Artisans

Slowcolor

Slowcolor

SLOWCOLOR is a social enterprise founded by Sanjay Rajan, in 2011. Working with handloom artisan weavers in Hyderabad, India, Slowcolor supports their ancient traditions, keeping a culture alive. Paying their artisans more than 4 times the average salary, affords weavers the ability to support their families. 
Using only natural plant and m...
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Sidr Craft

Sidr Craft

Sidr Craft is a social, artisan-based enterprise established in 1992 and led by Abdullah and Abduljabbar Khatri.  They employ approximately 200 craftswomen from 8 villages in Kutch, Gujarat, India. The women are able to work from the comforts of home at their own convenience.  This income is extremely valuable to their families, and in some cases, is their sole means of support.

The ancient process of Bandhan...

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Pebble

Pebble

In 2004 Samantha Morshed and her young family moved from the UK to Bangladesh, where her husband, a British Bangladeshi grew up.  She quickly realized that morally it was necessary to put whatever limited skills she had to use, helping bring sustainable and flexible employment to rural and disadvantaged women of Bangladesh.  Samantha began Hathay Bunano, a non-profit organization that teaches knitting and crochet skil...

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Pact

Pact

PACT is a fair trade clothing business inspired by doing good for and around the world. With manufacturing of their socks, apparel and packaging in Turkey, their cotton is sourced from a single organic cotton cooperative comprised of over 10,000 farmers who are shareholders, and practice non-GMO organic farming across 3 states of India. It’s the only operation like...

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Matr Boomie

Matr Boomie

Manish Gupta was a successful operations manager at a technology corporation in Austin, Texas before he learned of the principles of Fair Trade. He felt that something was missing, and decided to return to his homeland. After finding that many people were living on an income of under $1 a day, Manish founded Matr Boomie (formerly Handmade Expressions) to help...

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Marquet

Marquet

The Akha are an indigenous hill tribe who live in South-East Asia, throughout the mountainous regions of Thailand, Burma, Laos, Vietnam and Eastern China. The Marquet artisan collective, who make our bracelets, employs over one hundred crafts people and offers both full-time and part-time opportunities, as well as the opportunity to work from home. This provides the artisans flexibility to work around their own schedules ...
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Lena Bernard

Lena Bernard

Swedish born, California raised, designer Lena Bernard has been working with the same group of artisans since she moved to Bali over 10 years ago. Lena provides them extensive training on style & techniques seen throughout her Collections. Many of the artisan women who do the beading & weaving live next door to her home, and are stay at home moms taking care of young children.

The impact of supplementin...

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Fredd & Basha

Fredd & Basha

When designer Inca Soesanto started Fredd & Basha in 2008 (named after his two dogs), it was to have a global mood with a dash of exotic modernism. Inspired by his many years of travels as a designer and merchandiser, Inca created Fredd & Basha in 2008. Inca works closely with specific artisans in creating an aesthetic that is a contrast of material, color and...
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Dabbawalla

Dabbawalla

Susan Givens, founder of Dabbawalla, came from the corporate travel world which she left behind at the start of motherhood. As time marched on and her child got older, they needed both a lunch bag and small backpack that was tailored for a small child. When Susan was unable to find what she wanted on the market, she ended up making them herself. ...
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Benitez

Benitez

Following retirement after 26 years with IBM in the U.S., Ramona Benitez McClelland discovered she had a creative side she didn’t know existed. With an interest in helping those less fortunate back in her native Philippines, she founded the Benitez Collection as a social enterprise dedicated to promoting livelihood opportunities in poor communities in the Philippines, by creating unique, eco-friendly jewelry for the...
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Mar Y Sol

Mar Y Sol

In 2003, Laurel Brandstetter and the Mar y Sol team grew its roots in the island of Madagascar. It is not difficult to spot the beauty and uniqueness of this island reflected in these artisans’ exquisite handmade crafts. The artisans draw inspiration and materials from their environment. Dying, looming, and sewing raffia sourced from trees growing in Madagascar’s fores...
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Chub Bull

Chub Bull

Chub Bull, an artisan crafted line led by Esther Silvera, was created with innovation in mind. The company began as a small family business in Peru, but has developed into a fashion line focused on bringing new ideas into the style world. Chub Bull’s unique bullhorn accessories are inspired by Esther’s father, who used to make rustic bullhorn combs in a variety of shapes and sizes. As the simple horn objects became ...
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BottlesUp

BottlesUp

Over 30 years ago, Laurel Herter, a seasoned glass architect, noticed the health dangers and volume of trash that resulted from commercial overuse of plastic.

It was then that the idea of Bottlesup came to fruition; a company that utilizes the elegant simplicity of recycled glass, to create an aesthetically pleasing, functional, and environmenta...

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B-Made

B-Made

Netherland designer Bernadette van de Braak first visited Nepal during her internship in 2008. Her experience there played a central role in the development of her work on several levels with new ideas and ways to transform her abstract patterns and drawings into products like jewelry and carpets. The openness and beauty of the country blended with the skillful artisans she met, inspired her to support the lives of ...
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Arzu Studio Hope

Arzu Studio Hope

ARZU, which means “hope” in Dari, is an innovative model of social entrepreneurship that helps Afghan women weavers and their families break the cycle of poverty by providing them steady income and access to education and healthcare. ARZU STUDIO HOPE believes in a holistic approach to sustainable poverty alleviation achieved through artisan-based employment that empowers women. Women, earning fair labor wages, w...

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Altiplano

Altiplano

Twenty five years ago, John von Wodtke and Shari Zarin fell in love with Guatemala during a 6-month voyage through Central and South America. Smitten by its rich traditions and rugged terrain they immediately began saving for a return trip. Their passion for community and a drive to create innovative products is what runs this small, family founded and operated company...
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Aid Through Trade

Aid Through Trade

It was 1993 when Damian Jones first got the idea of starting a business. After volunteering in Nepal with the Peace Corps, Damian wanted to give back to all the “wonderful people” he had met; he did this by forming Aid Through Trade, an ethical fashion design company going beyond the standard principles of fair trade and sustainability. As a founding member of both the...
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Acacia Creations

Acacia Creations

Acacia’s workshop is located in Nairobi, Kenya where they have been making fun, ethical jewelry since October 2007. They currently employ 20 women and men, making the one-of-a-kind pieces you see here.

In keeping with fair trade practices, each of their employees is paid a monthly salary IN ADDITION TO receiving a percentage of each sale. What that means: Read more