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Ethical global goods made by and empowering women

Who We Are

We are a lean social enterprise. Doing so allows us to reinvest a sizable amount (70%!) back into our partners.

Meet our main people:

 

Core Team

Rachel Hartgen, Co-Founder and Owner

Rachel serves as the President/Treasurer while working full-time in international development, focused on education and economic opportunities for women and girls. Upon finishing her undergraduate degree at Baylor University, she was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Central America where she worked on several community development projects. She came back to the United States to earn a M.A. in Economics and a M.A. in International Development from the University of Denver. Rachel started her career in small internationally-focused non-profits in the Denver Metro Area. She then moved to Washington, DC where she worked in program management and business development of large donor-funded international development projects.


She has worked extensively on issues surrounding inclusive finance and microenterprise development, working in South America, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia to design, launch, and evaluate products and services for poor and vulnerable groups. She launched Artisans Thrive in 2013 with her co-founder Dana Camp Smith, based on their shared belief and experiences that more should be done to build the capacity of existing artisan groups and to empower women who in turn invest in their families and communities.

 

Amy Adams, Sales Manager

Bio coming soon!

 

Georgia Meagher, Sales Associate

Bio coming soon!

 

Our Design Committee

  • Dana Camp Smith, Co-Founder
  • Natalie Brooke Breazeale
  • Kelly Campbell
  • Ellie Hennes
  • Rose Dreisbach
  • Katie Dizon

Our All-Star Supporters

We have moved forward significantly with the support and hard work of the following staff, interns, and volunteers:

Lauren Steavpack, Natasha Steavens, Vy Pham, Ellen Lundwall, Garrett Breazeale, Janay Wright, Tricia Sebald, Nibha Parihar, Emily Haddaway, Allison Greeney, Julianne Martin, Stephanie Edwards, Stephanie Vail, Kandace McVickar, Alex Boehler, Natalie Brooke Breazeale

Interested in interning or volunteering with us? Contact us.