Created exists to benefit skilled craftspeople from some of the world’s poorest communities. Each item reflects the creativity and skill of the person who made it. Every purchase made represents a personal connection between you and that individual and means that people in need have valuable employment, a fair price and a better future.
Created is not about handouts or charity, it is about providing work that offers dignity – work that uses the craft workers’ skills and traditions, work that they are proud of, and work that allows them to provide for themselves and their families. Created ensures that craft workers get a fair price for their skill and effort. Good trade is about more than just a fair price, although this is clearly a key element.
For Created it also means transparency in our relationships, commitment to partnership, and developing processes and systems that are equitable and assist all parties together. The social, spiritual and community needs of the craftspeople are just as integral to the partnership as providing product designs, business advice and financial assistance.
Join us in bringing transformation and fresh hope to people living in poverty.