Welcome to Shared Trade!


We're so glad you're here to join Thistle Farms' global marketplace in the growing movement for women's economic freedom.As a global community of social enterprises, we offer handmade quality products that represent healing and empowerment. Our 18 partner social enterprises provide dignifying employment and safe workplaces for women artisans in 10 countries.
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"Love Without Fear": A story from Mamafrica


One of our partners, MamAfrica works in the heart of the Congo with women survivors of violence. Many of these women have experienced great hardship, displacement, and loss of loved ones due to the violence and unrest in Congo. MamAfrica provides steady employment and a space for women to experience community and heal. You can shop for Mamafrica products here

We wanted to share a story from one of their artisans Mama Celine.

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How your Shared Trade Gifts Give Back


Your purchases this holiday season make an impact in the lives of women artisans around the world. One of our partners, Anchal Project, shared the following story from one of their artisans, Nazia. Anchal Project is a nonprofit social enterprise that addresses the exploitation in India using design thinking to create employment, opportunities, services, and products that support empowerment.  

"We work really hard to make stuff that people like. When people buy our products it means that we can clothe, feed & educate our children." - Nazia


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Our new friends from Peru: The Monkey Project

We are excited to welcome into the Shared Trade family, our new Peruvian partners, The Monkey Project. Founder, Nubia Echevarria took the time to answer a few questions for us. See the entire collection here

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