Global Shared Trade

An aligned network of artisan survivor enterprises supporting women’s dignity and economic freedom.

Partner Criteria

Centering Women Artisans in the Value Chain

Dignified Employment

The majority of employees are women - from artisans to leadership - often survivors of sexual exploitation or extreme poverty.

Direct Supply Chain

Cutting out distributors to provide a greater profit back to the artisan groups for reinvestment.

Community Devevlopment

Each partner has a programmatic element such as healthcare, childcare, food security, housing, agriculture, and legal advocacy.

SHARED TRADE

More Than Fair

Our model for international trade increases the value of artisans in the market chain, through an increased percentage of sales and access to a global community of support, including:

An investment in women producers heals families and lifts communities out of extreme poverty.

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Artisan Partners in 21 Countries

1,400

Artisans employed by partner organizations.

58%

Average revenue returned to our partners.

A Friendship First Model

When a social enterprise partners with us, they gain access to new markets through our e-commerce and brick-and-mortar shops, but they also become a part of our global network of justice enterprises who participate in business development programs, community building events, and grant funding cycles.

Program Components

While working with our partners, we heard a recurring theme: their needs as a social enterprise are as unique as they are. We developed these programs to be able to provide value and support at each stage of growth.

Collaborator Program

We work holistically to create connections between our Global Partners and volunteer professionals to offer advice, tools, and analysis.

Our model is friendship-first to eliminate the power dynamic that exists in a traditional mentoring.

Small Grants

During the early months of the pandemic, 95% of our artisan partners stopped production. Nine of our partners received small grants to offset the financial impact.

Since then our small grants program has expanded to bi-annual granting cycles.

Global Network

An international community of social enterprises who gather for monthly webinars, virtual circles, and regional connection groups to gain access to business development, mental health, and opportunities to connect with a sisterhood of like-minded social enterprises.

Accelerator Program

A committed process of collaboration, strategic planning, resource acquisition, and enterprise expansion for Global Partners who are ready to create new growth.

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