What We Do
Rebuilding villages and lives with shopping dollars
Artisans’ World Marketplace is providing a concrete way to respond to the global problems of poverty, hunger and our environment. We encourage and welcome you to experience the unique art and positive change we are making in our world. By serving as a non-profit retail outlet for fairly-traded goods from around the globe, Artisans’ World Marketplace seeks to:
- Provide increased self-employment for low-income artisans worldwide
- Raise the public’s awareness of and concern for economic justice for the poor and impoverished parts of our world
- Support sustainable economic development which protects our earth and environment
- Provide funding for projects which create jobs or provide job training for low-income disadvantaged persons
How We Do It
1. The Artisans
With the help of our community of suppliers, we find amazing artisans and groups that are making change in their communities and producing beautiful products.
photos courtesy SERRV
2. The Marketplace
We partner with them, pre-purchasing their products at fair trade prices, and bring them to buyers in the U.S., connecting consumers to curated selections of handmade products and introduce them to the artisans around the world who make them.
3. The Result
Our suppliers give the artisans a 50% deposit once the order is placed and they are paid in full when the shipment is ready. This allows our artisans to build better lives for their families.Your shopping dollars allow us to continue our partnership with the suppliers and artisans.