128 S. Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236



Our History

Rebuilding villages and lives with shopping dollars

Our History

In February of 1995 six people sat around the dining table of Sandy and Doug Ramsey’s home in Sarasota, Florida, united in the passion of making a difference in the world. Most had been involved in a self-help store and saw the difference fair trade could make in the lives of low-income artisans around the globe. Out of that meeting Artisans’ World Marketplace was established to provide a fair trade presence in Sarasota for the entire Gulf Coast region.

Throughout the years Artisans’ World Marketplace has not only helped artisans gain self-sufficiency through the purchase of products, but has channeled financial resources in the form of grants for service projects as needs have been identified to us. The range of needs that we have supported are as follows:

  • Earthquake relief for India through SERRV International

  • The purchase of anti-snake venom for victims in the Ecuadorian jungles through One World Projects

  • The purchase of school supplies for children in Haiti through Dwelling, LLC

  • Help with the purchase of needed equipment for The Enterprising Kitchen

  • Support in the New York and Pennsylvania post 9/11 relief effort

  • Scholarship for young girls in Nepal

  • Support to help with artisan programs and education through SERRV International

  • Provide scholarship money for a single mom in Guatemala to be able to send her blind child to school


for families across the world

By purchasing these products, you’re building a better world through fair trade.

128 S Pineapple Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 365-5994

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