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Our Model

Artisan & Fox empowers artisans in developing regions by connecting them to mindful consumers worldwide.


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What do we do?

Artisan & Fox works alongside artisan entrepreneurs every day to help artisans expand their micro-enterprises. 

We do this by improving their products' quality, capacity of production, and co-creating contemporary designs to  sustainably increase the incomes and quality of life of our partner artisans.

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The Problem

Artisan craftsmanship remains the second largest employer in developing countries.

It is one of the main sources of income for both men and women makers striving for a sustainable livelihood. However, these artisans are also some of the most marginalized, lacking access to the global market and often exploited by unscrupulous middlemen.

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Our Approach

We collaborate with independent artisans, small artisan groups, non-profits and local social enterprises to support craftsmen and craftswomen.

We do this with a dual focus on sustainability and transparency, ensuring the ethics of each and every piece on our online marketplace. Discover where your piece is made here.

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Materials

We encourage adapting long-standing local artisanal practices to use locally-sourced materials with a low ecological and carbon footprint.

Some of the products in the marketplace include animal-based materials such as by-product leather and upcycled bone. We only support reclaimed materials that would have otherwise been discarded or unused. Learn more about our sustainability focus here.

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Design

Artisan & Fox redefines the modern fashion supply chain, by giving the artisans the upper-hand in the entire product design process.

Each piece on our marketplace is inspired by the cultural landscapes of the regions in which we work in. With a fusion of contemporary style and traditional techniques, we ensure that traditional craftsmanship is preserved while also remaining relevant in today's world.