The most exquisite and timeless designs can be found among the global treasury of artisan textile and weaving traditions. Tribe West’s mission is to bring the most beautiful designs to your home, which is why we have built a growing network of artisan partners around the world. We give a portion of our net revenue annually to support fair trade, artisan organizations, and proceeds from artisan designed products are shared directly with the artisan or group behind the design.
The Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco
The Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC) is a non-profit organization that promotes the empowerment of weavers through the sustainable practice of Peruvian ancestral textile traditions in the Cusco region. This enables the weavers to maintain their identity and textile traditions while improving their quality of life through workshops, promotion and sales of their textile art. CTTC’s vision is to make the weaver of ancestral textiles a recognized global artist, forging a just recognition by society and assuring the continuity of the ancestral textile practice.
Meaning “bead” in Swahili, the philosophy of Shanga is “Be kind and recycle”. Located at the Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Shanga employs people with disabilities to create unique, high-quality, handmade jewelry, glassware and homeware using recycled materials. These products are sold in Tanzania and all over the world, with profits being reinvested back into development of new products and further employment of disabled people.
Aid to Artisans
The non-profit Aid to Artisans has been creating opportunities for low-income artisans around the world since 1976. Aid to Artisans’ mission is to help artisans build profitable businesses inspired by handmade traditions. ATA offers access to new markets, business training, eco-effective processes and design innovation through a network of partners to promote sustainable growth and community well-being.