Asha Handicrafts

Asha Handicrafts

Asha Handicrafts was started in 1975 to preserve the craft of handiwork and to create projects for artisans. Asha Handicrafts works with over 800 artisans. Artisans work primarily with wood, hornbone, ceramics and textiles. Asha means hope in sanskrit, an Indian language.

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Kazi Goods

Kazi Goods

Greg Stone and Alicia Wallace started Kazi Goods to bring beautifully handcrafted products to fashion forward consumers. Kazi Goods are made by over 3200 artisans in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana and Burundi. Most artisans are from rural villages in Africa and are trained by Kazi with the required skills. Products from Kazi are modern, have distinctive colors and make a statement.

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Wolof Women Artisans

Wolof Women Artisans

Wolof Women Artisans specialize in coil style of basket weaving. Basket weaving has been practiced in Senegal for generations. Wolof girls learn weaving techniques from their mothers and aunts. Among the Wolof, basket weaving is a woman’s craft.

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Community Crafts Association of Philippines

Community Crafts Association of Philippines

Community Crafts Association of the Philippines (CCAP) is a nonprofit organization that helps communities of artisans sell their handcrafted products in local and global markets. CCAP was started in 1973 and is one of the oldest fair trade organizations in the Philippines. Today the organization continues to empower hundreds of Filipino artisans. CCAP artisans use locally available natural fibers such as bamboo, rattan, coconut and grasses to create their beautiful products. CCAP works with over 900 artisans from 11 provinces in Philippines.

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Noahs Ark

Noahs Ark

Moradabad is a city with half the population involved in metal handicrafts. Samuel Masih established Noah's Ark in 1986 to create export trade. Today, Noah's Ark works with over 500 artisans. Like the biblical story of Noah's Ark saving mankind, the organization is preserving metal craft and the craftsmen.

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VLiving

VLiving

VLiving is a home décor brand founded by Vaishali Sinha. Vaishali plays a key role in design and production, hence the name VLiving. She draws ideas from traditional crafts like Morocco’s handira, Central Asia’s shyrdak, Japan’s shibori and Mexico's aztec prints.

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Tradeaid Integrated

Tradeaid Integrated

Apokerah Nicholas started Tradeaid Integrated after his undergraduate research on the basket weavers of Bolgatanga district. He realized the significance of basket weavers to the community and to the district of Bolgatanga. Tradeaid works with over 49 basket weaving communities in Bolgatanga district.

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The Burnt Soul

The Burnt Soul

A chance fire accident reduced their workshop a few years ago to ashes. They rebuilt it from the remains and decided to build something beautiful and brand new. Hence the name The Burnt Soul. The brand was founded by Gatik Bhandari and Monisha Bhandari.

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Tara Projects

Tara Projects

Tara Projects was started by Shyam Sharma, a Professor at Jamia Millia Islamia University in 1966. Tara Projects provided opportunities for craftsmen living around the university and surronding neighborhoods. Today, Tara actively engages in providing support to the production and marketing of handicrafts for craftsmen living in New Delhi and also in Northern India. Tara stands for Trade Alternative Reform Action.

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Spaza

Spaza

Spaza creates functional and eco-friendly everyday products. All products are designed by the owner Julia Schaffer and produced by women from their homes in South Africa. Julia gets inspiration for new products from her daily household tasks, shopping for home, and entertaining friends and family

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Snazzy Nest

Snazzy Nest

Snazzy Nest was founded to make stylish and attractive interior products. Their products are inspired from nature, birds, animals and meadows. They specialize in laser cut and laser engraved products on wood. All products are designed, laser cut and sanded by the Snazzy Nest team.

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Pop Goes the Art

Pop Goes the Art

After Nidhi Chopra became a mother, she noticed that parents provided stereotypical cartoon characters and colors during a child's early years. She started Pop Goes the Art in 2008 to give children an unbiased upbringing and active imagination. She is continually striving to erase the gap between objects used for boys and girls. Every creation is unisex and designed to break the gender barrier.

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