Global Craft’s Mission
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 follows Fair Trade practices which include paying advances to partners to cover cost of goods, ensuring producers receive payment, and ensuring that the groups work in safe conditions.
Global Crafts has evolved since its early days — it all began with a container shipment from Kenya 20 years ago and has grown to a broad reach with Fair Trade imports from over 10 countries. It was founded in 2002 by Peace Corps volunteers who saw an opportunity for craftspeople to sell products in international markets to create sustainable livelihoods for their communities. Over the years, Global Crafts has maintained strong roots in Africa, but expanded to many other countries. The company brings over 1,000 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 opportunity for economically disadvantaged producers, ensuring safe working conditions and the rights of women and children, and prioritizing environmental sustainability throughout all stages of production.
Thank you for considering Global Crafts. We hope you will join us on this journey and make the choice to purchase Fair Trade products. Our commitment to you is supplying top quality, handmade products from around-the-world at low wholesale prices.
Each product has a beautiful story.
Each product is unique and one of a kind.
“…with His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” – Zephaniah 3:17