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The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, founded in November 2012 and hosted by the Aspen Institute, is a collaborative effort of over 70 artisan businesses, artisan support organizations, corporations, government agencies, and other partners who are working together to promote the full potential of the global artisan sector.  

The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise was created to elevate the importance of the artisan sector, support and grow artisan businesses, and share best practices in a collaborative learning community. 


Shop the Showcase


At the TEDWomen Global Showcase, attendees will explore and shop an exclusive collection of handcrafted products, including woven textiles, beaded jewelry, and embroidered accessories. Can't make the conference? Shop the Showcase online, and meet the makers to learn more about each organization's story and impact.