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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.