Supplantation of Artisan Identity Examples

We asked a certain veteran Fair Trade retailer if she would intercede with us to achieve a communication with the Fair Trade Federation and its members about the Artcamp case:

Her reply to our call for her help is that we should change the name of the cooperative!

No matter that Lisa Ostroff sells our jewelry in our name and tells her customers that their purchase benefits the craftspeople in the Third World.  When we ask for her to facilitate a respectful dialog with the Fair Trade Federation leadership, she advises that the Artcamp cooperative should change its name and dismiss the President in order to not suffer the consequences of having objected to our tratment by Fair Trade dealers.

Lisa Ostroff

Fri, Jul 19, 2:42 PM 

to me
 I think you need to back away and regroup with another leader.  New name. New coop and new leadership honestly.

To the authentic natural Mexican craftswomen, Lisa prefers the version of craftswomen she keeps in her head to always assure her customers that she is their great benefactor.

We asked another veteran Fair Trade retailer if she would intercede with us to achieve a communication with the Fair Trade Federation and its members about the Artcamp case:Her reply to our call for her help is that: I was destroying the Artcamp cooperative!

victoriaglobalvillage@shaw.ca

Apr 9, 2019, 11:00 AM
to me

Maria, YOU are destroying Art Camp

Suzann Albion

Victoria Global Village Store

527 Pandora Avenue

Victoria, BC V8W 1N5

Store:  250-380-1530

Office: 250-388-5591

These are images published on a principle Fair Frade website in September 2019
claiming a supplier/benefactor relationship with the artisans of Taxco el Viejo.

 

These loyal suppliers to Global Crafts, a premier Fair Trade company, were elininated without warning, without a separation compensation, without explanation, without pity.

They adapt the name of the cooperative “Artesanas Campesinas to copyright “Artisana”
This is smart-business measure to hijack the creative product and property of artisans.