Kartimarket imports, retails and wholesales unique household and consumer goods made by artisans in the developing world. We develop products that blend contemporary design and functionality with local designs and skills, all under the framework of fair trade.
Kartimarket was founded on the core principles of design and international development. The two go hand in hand; design increases the usability and aesthetic value of products for customers, and for artisans in developing countries it adds monetary value to products they make while bringing them to a wider market. In other words, it results in better products for customers and extra income for artisans and their communities, leading to an increase in living standards and social impact.
As a new company, our range is expanding and we have some exciting new partnerships in more countries with developing country artisans and international organisations in the works.