Today Amanda from fair trade company, Candorra Artisans, will be sharing the brand story. Thanks to Candorra Artisans for sponsoring this post.
At Candorra Artisans, we love people.
We also understand how our
daily decisions can have a life changing impact on others around the world.
Our passion is to unite women from all walks of life that understand the true
beauty behind the conscious decision to support fair employment and equal
opportunity. Every unique item Candorra carries is handmade by artisans that
now dream of a brighter future and a new found hope.
Our goal is to create limited and unique handmade artisan goods by
using elements of nature, bright colors, and lush textures that are high quality
and versatile. Our handmade artisan gifts, jewelry, accessories, and baby
clothes are inspired by traveling the world and creating treasures that
cultivate the interest, emotions, and memories of the people we meet along
We as a company strive to know our artisans personally and
understand them as individuals.
The vast majority of the artisans we support
are at-risk mothers. One of the aspects that makes Candorra special, is that we
help bind together a community of small social impact businesses in India, Sri
Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, and South Africa. Starting a business is difficult for
anyone to do, but almost impossible with little to no education. We support
these businesses directly by providing encouragement, mentorship, quality
control, and on-trend designs. Most importantly, we give these artisans
opportunities to sell through the US market, something that they could not
gain access too on their own.
We find our artisan groups through a network of families whose passion
is to bring hope and opportunity to those impacted by poverty through
business. These families travel overseas to start small businesses, employing
the locals, and teaching them business skills. We pay up front for every
product purchased, and take care to make sure our artisans are paid at or
above a living wage for their location. This model provides greater long term
success for the artisans, and grows a sustainable business model for all
There are situations where intervention is needed for social injustice or
poverty, such as after a natural disaster or war, but long term care is about
providing opportunity. At-risk men and women need the confidence and
purpose that comes from starting their own co-op or business where they can
build a future free of charity. At Candorra, our passion is using business as a
tool for transformation and freedom. We love joining hands with people who
support socially responsible companies and ethical fashion.
We all have a part to play in this movement towards social justice.
Fortunately, by simply
choosing to purchase artisan made products through Candorra Artisans, you
greatly contribute to transforming, loving, and respecting women around the