About Us

The Village Artisan, a Minnesota company, was established in 2012 out of a passion to help create opportunities for the economically and socially marginalized artisan’s around the world and bring their unique handcrafted products to the marketplace in an honest economic way that encourages self-respect, dignity, quality of life and the preservation of cultural heritage.

These artisans are paid a sustainable fair wage that improves their lives and allows them to strengthen their communities, educate their children, obtain medical care, and preserve culture identity. Fair trade aims to develop independence and removes the need for charity to many of the marginalized artisan’s groups around the world.
These unique ethical handmade Fair trade items are eco-friendly, made using natural, native, or recycled sustainable materials.

We invite you to join the Fair Trade movement, discover wonderful handcrafted gifts, where every purchase helps to lift small village artisans, farmers and communities out of poverty.

The Village Artisans supports the Fair Trade system of exchange that honors producers, communities, consumers, and the environment. It is a model for the global economy rooted in people-to-people connections, justice, and sustainability.