Artisans

We connect with artisans to develop relationships based on transparency and respect and we trade fairly with cooperatives that incorporate Fair Trade principles, set their own prices and offer a safe

and flexible work environment. 

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In 1992, five women, Celestina, Martina, Encarnación, Rosario and Nicolasa, came together to create the San Juan Cooperative out of a need for work and to support their families and offer a better life for their children.

The women in the cooperative meet regularly to discuss new designs and develop their skills. To complete a full textile takes around three days and all ten weavers work from home, allowing them to take care of their families.

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About 25 years ago, Ina, the wife of a sugar cane farmer in the Philippines, saw an opportunity to gather the workers wives to make handicrafts as a way of generating extra incomes for their families.

Defying cultural and gender norms in Teotitlán, Pastora started this cooperative over 20 years ago together with her mother, grandmother and a small group of women.

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With an approach to up-cycled materials found at home or from close by neighbours and businesses, Broder Ian strives to create art driven by the quality of each material.

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