128 S. Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236

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

    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

    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

    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.


128 S Pineapple Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 365-5994

Our Partners

Fair Trade Federation Member Sarasota
Green America