Global Crafts was born in 2002 by Peace Corps volunteers who saw a wonderful opportunity to help craftspeople sell their products in international markets and create sustainable livelihoods. Over the years, Global Crafts has maintained strong roots in Africa, but expanded to many other countries. The company brings over 2,000 products to mainstream markets. Global Crafts is proud to be a member of the Fair Trade Federation. Fair Trade is an alternative business model that values people, the planet, and profits equally. More than 1/5th of the world's population live on less than $1 per day. Fair Trade aims to combat this widespread poverty by providing a global commerce platform for economically disadvantaged producers. Many of our products work with recycled and sustainable materials.