Ethical Trade and Labor Practices

Our artisans set their own prices for their products with guidance from Handmade by Friendship Bridge®. We work directly with the individuals who make our products. Handmade by Friendship Bridge® creates economic opportunities for low-income women who often have little formal education, in a gender-unequal country. Our artisans operate small businesses primarily out of their homes so they can have more flexibility to care for family members and help with shared household responsibilities. We promote social and economic development in local communities through a range of business courses, offered to our clients for free. In turn, our clients grow in both resilience and empowerment. They provide jobs to others in their communities as their businesses grow.