The following is a list of Fair Trade retailers that might be interested in purchasing your handmade items. Please read their instructions below carefully and contact them directly with your questions.
For potential producer partners interested in working with Serrv, please review the following FAQ page.
How do you know whether you should request an application packet?
Ask yourself the following questions, answering yes or no:
1. Does your organization do more than selling products (like working on health or community projects, training artisans, etc.)?
2. Do you adhere to the practices and principles of fair trade?
3. Do you have products which fit into Serrv’s product lines?
(Serrv buys and sells handcrafts, including home decor, kitchen and tableware, jewelry, and accessories. Serrv also buys specialty food products. We do not buy toys for children.)
4. Do you have the capacity to produce hundreds of identical products?
5. Do you have a basic knowledge of export as outlined on the FAQ page?
If you answered yes to all of these questions and have reviewed the FAQ page, please contact Serrv’s Producer Relations Department for an application packet.
Serrv is a nonprofit, fair trade and development organization. Our mission is to eradicate poverty wherever it resides by providing opportunity and support to artisans and farmers worldwide. Serrv works with thousands of small-scale artisans and farmers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and other developing regions of the world by marketing their handcrafts and foods. Through our work with 55 community-based organizations in 25 countries, we create economic opportunity so these artisans and farmers can support themselves and their families.
In addition to purchasing and marketing products, we collaborate with our partners on other needed tools including product design, training, information and technical assistance. Content & Image Serrv Website
Ten Thousand Villages
Thank you for your interest in Ten Thousand Villages.
Ten Thousand Villages is part of a global network of fair trade organizations. Our mission is to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term fair trading relationships.
Consistent with our mission, we are committed to the existing supplier relationships we have with 100 artisan producer groups in over 30 countries. Therefore, our scope to purchase product from new organizations is extremely limited.
Ten Thousand Villages buys handmade crafts made in developing countries. The organizations with whom we work share our commitment to the principles of fair trade and to providing incomes to artisans in marginalized communities. If your organization meets these criteria, you are welcome to complete the form here.
We will keep this form on file for reference and contact you if we wish to have further discussions. Thank you again for your interest in Ten Thousand Villages. We encourage your involvement in expanding the fair trade market and wish you well in your business endeavors. Content & Image Ten Thousand Villages Website