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The Artisan Alliance is an open-source library of resources for artisan businesses, social enterprises, and others working in the artisan sector in the United States and across the globe. Founded as a partnership between the Aspen Institute and the US Department of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, the Artisan Alliance has developed a set of tailored resources and a community of more than 240 artisan businesses committed to the sustainable growth of artisan businesses worldwide.
The Artisan Alliance offers consumers, retailers, and other artisan businesses with a curated list of Artisan Alliance organizations that actively support artisan producers in the United States and across the globe. In addition, individuals, businesses and social enterprises can access a curated set of tools, research and best practices for artisan business strengthening.
The Artisan Alliance envisions a world in which artisans - particularly women - are fully integrated into global commerce and where increasing revenues flow to artisan producers and communities in need of economic opportunity. We commit to supporting the power and potential of the artisan sector to create jobs, increase incomes, enhance cultural heritage and promote development that respects the uniqueness of people and place.
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