Helping the Artisans

“Helping Lift Artisans Out of Poverty”


NOBODY IS MORE INTERESTED IN BEING LIFTED OUT OF POVERTY THAN WE ARE.

WE HAVE NEVER BEEN POORER THAN WE ARE NOW IN 2018. DOES THE POSSIBILITY
EXIST THAT WE MIGHT AT LEAST BE PART OF THIS BENEFIT BEING SPOKEN OF HERE?

To what degree have Third World producers been benefited by Fair Trade?

This little video is a typical example in which the marketing identity
of the Third world craftsperson is assumed by the distributor/retailer.

If the merchant is going to stand-in for the craftsperson and representing a product
as MORE than mere merchandise. Representing it as having human, cultural content.

‘Telling a story’ about each piece, so the prospect feels that she supports a good cause,
one that helps producers in the Third World become successful by way of their skill,
creativity and diligence. Why be surprised if an artisan cooperative comes forward
claiming the right to have steady work – however humble – for only ten households?J
just because… these good artisans had been working for Global Crafts the past 5 years
and were accustomed to not having to worry about how they would get food on the table.

Is that really too much to ask of the Fair Trade humanitarians who, without asking,
speak for the traditional 3rd world village artisan, while claiming to be our benefactor
– that they would show us just a little consideration and help us out when we need it?
The Artcamp Cooperative has always been a creative and positive presence in Fair Trade.

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