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Craft-related Websites

Aid to Artisans

A non-profit organization, is also a global community of people. They offer practical assistance worldwide to artisans and work to foster artistic traditions and cultural vitality, to improve livelihoods and to keep communities healthy, strong and growing. 

The Craft Center

Provides services and information to assist low-income artisans worldwide develop an economic infrastructure and skills. It is “dedicated to improving the lives of the world's poor, especially women, by helping them develop sustainable micro enterprises, while preserving their cultures, beliefs, and environments. Since 1986, the Crafts Center has linked partners and members in more than 55 countries worldwide”. It connects low-income artisans to markets, resources, information and training and vice versa. 

The Crafts Report 

Provides information on: marketing, growing your craft business, time management, studio safety, retail relationships, artist/retailer profiles, industry news and more. 

Craft Revival Trust 

CRT was established in 1999 is a registered non-profit organization with the aim to create an encyclopedic guide and resource base for the craft and textile sector and build an artisan information base.

European Fair Trade Association 

EFTA is a network of 11 Fair Trade organizations in nine European countries which import Fair Trade products from some 400 economically disadvantaged producer groups in Africa, Asia and Latin America”. Its core objective is to make fair trade importing more efficient and effective. Included in the website is the EFTA yearbook which gives account of the fair trade movement from its history to current issues to future challenges.

The Fair Trade Federation 

FTF is an association of fair trade wholesalers, retailers, and producers whose members are committed to providing fair wages and good employment opportunities to economically disadvantaged artisans and farmers worldwide.

WEFT Forum

The World Eco-Fiber and Textile (WEFT) Forum bring together international experts to exchange information on textiles and fibers gathered through research, work and experiences. 

World Crafts Council Asia Pacific Region

Aims to ensure the status of craft in each country of the Asia Pacific region as a vital part of the cultural scenario by developing and strengthening it.