17 Dec, 2015
Links to our Partners and other players in the international craft sectors:
AfricanCraft is a portal packed with links and descriptions of African artisans, shops, and contacts. Information comes from many African sources as well as from people with a longtime connection with African art and artisans.
Non-profit organization of Bosnian women knitters. Most are widows who have lost homes and lands during the recent civil strife and their products are their only livelihood.
Non-profit organization based in Hanoi that works with craftspeople throughout Vietnam and especially with marginalized traditional Hill Tribe people. Craft Link provides marketing assistance and training.
Long-established non-profit organization serving craftspeople throughout India
The Craft Revival Trust, established in 1999, is a nonprofit which is endeavoring to build an information and knowledge infrastructure for the Folk Arts, Crafts and Textiles.
Cross Cultural Collaborative, started by Ellie Schimelman, a Boston-based artist and teacher, offers workshops in Ghanaian arts at the ABA center near Accra, as well as travel in Ghana through ABA Tours. http://www.abatours.com/
Fabrica Social is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization based in Mexico City that helps market products made by women artisans. Their emphasis is on shared information and they have a social, anthropological and gender focus. They are closely affiliated with young designers in Amsterdam and represented by TreeHouse in Brooklyn, New York and they are supporters of Dzitnup, an ATA grantee, Fall 2007.
The Fair Trade Federation (FTF) is the trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations fully committed to fair trade. The Federation is part of the global fair trade movement, building equitable and sustainable trading partnerships and creating opportunities to alleviate poverty.
Lindblad’s Special Expeditions is a travel firm like no other. Deeply involved with conservation, culture and the people who live where their ships visit, Sven-Olaf Lindblad recently established FUDECA (Fundacion de Artesanos Ecuatorianos) to involve the artisans in the Galapagos in trade with visitors. FUDECA has helped with product development and merchandising for Reflections, a first class gallery in the harbor town of Puerto Ayora. Profits from the gallery go to develop further skills and opportunities for the islanders.
WFTO, formerly known as IFAT, is a network of more than 350 Fair Trade Organizations in 70 countries. Their mission is to improve the livelihoods and well being of disadvantaged producers by linking and promoting Fair Trade Organizations, and speaking out for greater justice in world trade.
Kala Raksha Trust, a grassroots social enterprise, is dedicated to preservation of traditional arts. Comprising artisans, community members, and experts in the fields of art, design and museums, Kala Raksha was founded on artisan initiative in 1993 in the desert region Kutch, in India.
Non-profit, fair trade organization working with women artisan cooperatives on informal but stylish fashion. Based in Illinois, two catalogs yearly and Internet sales.
NOVICA unites you with more than 2,000 extraordinary master artists around the world to purchase directly from their online store. Read about their lives, explore their fascinating cultures, and select from more than 20,000 handcrafted works of art.
Aid to Artisans has formed a partnership with One Shared World, a new campaign to raise awareness and generate dialogue about global poverty and what America is doing to tackle it.
Putumayo World Music supports Aid to Artisans and other non-profit organizations doing good work for communities in the regions where its music originates.
The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market is the largest international folk art market in the world, and their success led to Santa Fe’s designation as a UNESCO City of Folk Art, the first U.S. city named to UNESCO’s prestigious Creative Cities Network.
Non-profit women’s trade union, based in Ahmedabad, India with thousands of members, many of them craftswomen.
Non-profit, fair trade retail and catalog enterprise based in Madison, Wisconsin.
Fair trade retail stores throughout the U.S. and website offering traditional handcrafts from around the world.
Traidcraft’s mission is to fight poverty through trade, practicing and promoting approaches to trade that help poor people in developing countries transform their lives.
- WorldofGood.com by eBay is the world’s first online marketplace to convene thousands of People Positive and Eco Positive sellers and products all in one place, empowering you to shop in ways that align with your personal values. Aid to Artisans is a Trust Provider on this marketplace.