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It’s officially Summer! A time of gathering, adventures, and fun in the sun! Kandace, our Creative Director, shares some of her Summer time essentials that she just can't live without!

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One of the primary goals of Artisans Thrive is to empower women by providing skills training and economic opportunities. Our approach includes helping artisans produce ethically-made accessories that align with current trends and appeal to individuals interested in fashion-forward products that empower women and their communities. Read More
Behind this release are incredible artisans scattered around the globe. As a way to celebrate the hardworking, dedicated women behind the brand, we want to share a bit of us with you. Read More

Each collection created by Artisans Thrive is a labor of love. It begins with a vision, crafted by our team, our artisans, our customers, and our volunteers, including our Design Committee. It then becomes an iterative process of working with our partners over a series of months to make just the right product and at the same time, ensure that our collection is cohesive. We are proud to launch our new Spring | Summer Collection, which we think is our best yet. You’ll find lots of new goodies, including many custom items you won’t find elsewhere.

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Six months since the graduation of the Mujeres con Vision, we have continued to work closely with the group and monitor their progress!

After the graduation, the women found themselves putting their skills to work quickly as they had a few orders lined up for World Orphans, our partner in the development of this cooperative and who continue to play a vital role in assisting with the functioning of the cooperative.

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In an effort to celebrate all the mamas of the world and highlight one of our artisans, we met with Victorine, one of the women in our newly-formed cooperative, to hear a little bit more about her experience as an artisan, seamstress, mother, caregiver, sole provider for her daughter. Read More
If you spend an afternoon walking through the quaint, dirt roads scattered around Buea, Cameroon, you may hear the hum, hustle, and bustle of many pedal machines fast at work. The textile and designing business is thriving throughout the city; everywhere you go, you can spot women in the streets wearing original designs, boasting the bold, colorful, unique patterns found only in Africa. If you look closely, many of the women work alone, or with a partner, or even one or two apprentices in their shop. There hasn’t been anything to unite these designers and seamstresses. We began discussing options for this project back in July 2017. Read More
It’s been 7 months since we celebrated the graduation of our first group of women who completed our Artisans Thrive Training Program (ATTP). The women of Casa Rosa have worked extremely hard since the completion of their training program in July 2017. During their training program, the women were integral in the design of the Leydi cross-body bag which we launched in our 2017 Fall | Winter Collection. Throughout the holiday season, we loved sharing the story behind the cooperative and design with our customers. Read More
This month marks the launch of our next training program, and we are  excited to share our plans with you! After our successful launch of two Artisans Thrive training programs in Guatemala, we are excited to be branching out to a new continent and work with another new organization. This February, we will be working in Western Africa in the country of Cameroon to  launch our third training program. Read More
After nearly four months of our training program, the highly anticipated day had arrived. The excitement and thrill could be felt in the room. The morning was a mix of preparations and eagerness for the evening’s events. Bustling around the workshop, putting final touches on their products to be displayed and sold that evening, the women went, one by one, to be pampered - by getting their hair done, nails painted and makeup done by the thoughtful World Orphans staff of psychologists. The day had finally arrived: it was the day the women would graduate from the Artisans Thrive Training Program.   Read More
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