Collectives » Handmade Lookup

The collectives on this page are treasure troves of skilled artisan wares.  Entries display in the order they were entered, most recent first.  Browsing is easy.  Just hover your cursor over a logo and click to see an excerpt of the company’s profile, plus a link to it’s website.  Click Open Collectives to browse by type of company.  And, to shop specific products from multiple sites all at once, click over to the Shopping Portal.

Photo of Cultural Elements Cultural Elements

Jewelry & Home Decor for Around the World Some dreams do see the light of the day. Do you cherish a style where the avant-garde is equally at home with the classical? Perhaps a traditional art or design employed to make a style statement? For us this very thought was the ‘eureka’ moment for starting Cultural Elements.…

Photo of Chocolate.org Chocolate.org

Artisan Chocolate Makers What We Offer Chocolate.org features handmade, artisan chocolate gifts from world-class chocolate vendors. We bring together the chocolate chef and the gift buyer to form a unique marketplace. Our Philosophy We believe that the finest chocolate is found in small chocolate shops around the globe. We celebrate the fact that every chef has a unique approach.…

Photo of Gifts With Humanity Gifts With Humanity

Global Fair Trade Gifts Gifts With Humanity is a brand of Global Crafts. Our mission is to offer income-generating opportunities to craftspeople in developing countries by following fair trade practices including paying in advance at least the market price for items, ensuring that craftspeople receive payment, and ensuring that the craftspeople work in fair working conditions.…

Photo of Modern Artisans Modern Artisans

American Artisan Jewelry & Home Decor At Modern Artisans you'll find jewelry, contemporary wall decor, garden art and accessories for the home handcrafted by skilled American artisans. Our unique selection of products includes contemporary wall decor, metal wall art, handmade leather journals, artisan jewelry, garden art, one of a kind American home furnishings, and contemporary home accessories .…

Photo of Best American Arts Best American Arts

American Artists & Artisans We believe American creativity and talent are second to none. We also believe Americans need better access to American art because many gift shops and catalog companies known for selling American art have quietly begun importing, primarily from China. Their marketing materials still talk about American art. The shop windows still display American art to bring you inside.…

Photo of Buddha Groove Buddha Groove

Buddha Inspired Art & Artifacts Buddha Groove, a family owned business is an online store offering a thought-provoking collection of items and gifts that invigorate the human spirit. Our selection of home accents, garden décor, jewelry and personal items infuses contemporary design with the collected wisdom of historical icons, spiritual leaders, modern-day humanitarians and, of course, the Buddha’s gentle teachings.…

Photo of Serrv Serrv

Fair Trade Non-Profit Artisan Collective Serrv is a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty. Behind every basket, tunic, and necklace that we offer, you'll find a story of positive change. A story of an empowered artisan or farmer who works in a safe environment, can send his or her children to school, and can save for the future with the reliable income he or she earns through fair trade.…

Photo of Folksy Folksy

Modern British Craft Folksy is a place to buy and sell hand crafted or designed work from UK designer-makers.  Folksy is run by James Boardwell and has been since it started in 2008.  The inspiration for Folksy came from seeing the energy in the craft communities in the UK as well as North America and Australia in the early 2000s.…

Photo of Misi Misi

UK Handmade Collective MISI is the UK's online handmade marketplace. It was set up by a keen crafter in 2008 and since 2013 it runs under new administration with the goal of making it the best online home for the UK handmade community. MISI brings together the UK.s craft community and gives them a place to sell and showcase their amazing creations.…

Photo of Made it Myself Made it Myself

Online Marketplace to Buy & Sell Handmade Goods MadeitMyself.com is an online marketplace where users can buy and sell handmade goods.  For buyers, MadeitMyself.com eliminates the need to spend countless weekends scouring the craft fair circuit to find that special item. Collectors of imported goods no longer need to travel abroad or pay overpriced importer/exporter fees, or bid on items at live auction. …

Photo of Marketplace Marketplace

Indian Women Artisans Cooperative MarketPlace: Handwork of India is a not-for-profit organization which supports economic development for disadvantaged women in India. MarketPlace eschews the charity-based aid model, believing that it is better to give the artisans the opportunity to build their own viable and sustainable businesses. Through MarketPlace-supported programs the artisans receive training and education to help them set up and manage their own cooperatives.…

Photo of Mercado Global Mercado Global

Handwoven Bags & Pillows by Guatemalan Women's Cooperative Mercado Global empowers indigenous women to overcome poverty and become agents of change in their communities. Our partner artisans represent one of the world’s most marginalized populations – rural indigenous women. Mercado Global provides donor-funded business education and leadership programs to help women become successful business owners. We then connect them with large-scale sales opportunities so they can turn these skills into income.…

Photo of Manos Zapotecas Manos Zapotecas

Fair Trade Handwoven Bags & Rugs The purpose of Manos Zapotecas is to perpetuate the beautiful traditions and superb artistry of the Zapotec people of Oaxaca, Mexico by connecting them with socially conscious consumers around the globe. We strive to make a positive impact on the lives and communities of the artisans by nurturing lasting relationships and always abiding by fair trade principles.…

Photo of Artful Home Artful Home

Launched as The Guild in 1985, Artful Home has been successfully connecting artists and art lovers for 30 years. The artists we represent work in small, independent studios in North America—not overseas, not in factories. Each piece is individually created by an artist and shipped directly from his or her studio to your home. We offer over 18,000 original works of art in a juried and curated collection of exceptional quality.

Photo of Ten Thousand Villages Ten Thousand Villages

Fair Trade Artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America & Middle East Ten Thousand Villages is an exceptional source for unique handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculpture, textiles, serveware and personal accessories representing the diverse cultures of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. One of the world’s largest fair trade organizations and a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), the company strives to improve the livelihood of tens of thousands of disadvantaged artisans in 38 countries.…

Photo of Etsy Etsy

Etsy was founded in June 2005 in an apartment in Brooklyn, New York to fill a need for an online community where crafters, artists and makers could sell their handmade and vintage goods and craft supplies. In the spirit of handmade, founder Rob Kalin and two friends designed the first site, wrote the code, assembled the servers and spliced the cables to get Etsy up and running.…

Photo of ArtFire ArtFire

ArtFire.com is a marketplace, craft and maker community where people from around the world come together to buy, sell and interact. Located in the heart of the Tucson Arts District, ArtFire partners with Maker House to offer a community creative destination that supports local makers and indie businesses. Maker House, also founded by John Jacobs and Tony Ford, is a collaborative and educational creative space with classes and camps for all ages and showcases unique performances by multidisciplinary artists and tech lovers.…

Photo of Novica Novica

Global Fair Trade Artisans Novica is a Fair Trade organization based in California and dedicated to providing global artisans fair prices, no binding contracts, and the freedom to make a success of their craft by building a sustainable business. Novica customers are able to purchase unique high-value handmade products while they also help nurture and elevate the craft of global artisans.