MEET OUR GLOBAL ARTISANS
Traditional woodcarving plays an important role for many artisan communities in small towns and agricultural villages in north central India. Artisans use hand tools to skillfully carve blocks of sustainable Indian Rosewood into fine treasures. This art form requires mastery to create the intricate carving, filigree and inlay work.
The tribal jewelry group uses ancient techniques to handcraft unique copper and brass jewelry pieces. From the preparation of the recycled metals to the final embellishment, these craftspeople employ techniques that have been passed down for generations. When you receive a piece of tribal jewelry, you’re getting something infused with tradition and history.
At 27 years young, Ankita has excelled and become a batik cutting master. Her eagerness to learn and grow has opened many doors for her.
This Ghanian artistic collective known as Yenok employs 40 men and women. They are recognized for their high quality and custom craftsmanship.
Like a family heirloom passed down for generations, these jewelry making techniques are part of an artisan’s inheritance. Moreover, this art form is a symbol of tribal identity and a way to honor their heritage
Your fair trade purchase means women are receiving fair wages, health care and have access to literacy and health education.
Lovingly made from the heart. Sewn into a human story and cannot be massed produced in factories with machines.
Women artisans attend a literacy workshop in the state of Rajasthan. They have gone from illiteracy, to being able to read newspapers and follow current events.
A team of skilled experts in their respective fields came to the community to train artisans in the jewelry designing process. An overwhelming sense of excitement surrounded the program as artisans learned skills that would help them open new avenues of self-employment.
Batik is a traditional art of wax-resist dyeing on textiles that can be traced back to the 6th century in India. Artisans use wax to draw on fabric, rinse it with non-toxic dyes, dry in sunlight, and remove the wax to reveal unique textures within the hand-drawn patterns. Each of our batik prints is truly one-of-a-kind, crafted by a small group of about 30 artisans who live in a rural desert region of western India.
This unique pottery is made on the shores of Lake Atitlán in San Antonio, Polopo, Solola, Guatemala using Fair Trade principles.
A revered art form native to Rajasthan, India, block printing is a painstaking process of labor-intensive steps that require mastery, especially in wood-block carving. Each color gets its own block and intricate designs can take several carvers days to create. Every piece has a distinctively handmade, unique and rich feel.