Global Crafts curates socially responsible products from artisan
groups around the world. Global Craft’s mission is to offer
income-generating opportunities to artisan groups in developing
countries by bringing beautiful products to mainstream markets. Global
Crafts has evolved since its early days — it all began with a container
shipment from Kenya and has grown to a broad reach with Fair Trade
imports from over 20 countries.
The company was founded in 2002 by Peace Corps volunteers who saw a
wonderful opportunity to help craftspeople sell their products in
international markets and create sustainable livelihoods. Global Crafts
was born. Over the years, Global Crafts has maintained strong roots in
Africa, but expanded to many other countries. The company brings over
2,000 products to mainstream markets.
Global Crafts is proud to be a member of the Fair Trade Federation.
Fair Trade is an alternative business model that values people, the
planet, and profits equally. More than 1/5th of the world’s population
live on less than $1 per day. Fair Trade aims to combat this widespread
poverty by providing a global commerce platform for economically
disadvantaged producers. Many of our products work with recycled and