Support Fair Trade

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October is Fair Trade month and we would like to recognize all of the wonderful Fair Trade producers around the world. Thanks for all the hard work you do everyday. Every purchase makes a difference, support Fair Trade!

Support our Partners in Nepal!


Over 4,000 lives have been lost and 6,500 injured so far in the terrifying 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck north central Nepal on Saturday, April 25th. Vast tent cities have been built around Nepal’s capital Kathmandu for those residents unable or afraid to return to their homes. According to UNICEF, nearly 1,000,000 children are in […]

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Artisanwork uses Pinterest to keep color and product trends organized.  We encourage our partners to follow our inspiration boards. We just created a new board: Spring 2016 Color Trends! Check it out!

Pantone Color of the Year 2015!


Pantone introduced the 2015 color of the year…MARSALA! It’s a beautiful rich, earthy tone that fits perfectly with handmade goods. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, said: “Nurturing and fulfilling, Marsala is a natural fit for the kitchen and dining room – making it ideal for tabletop, small appliances and linens throughout […]



 Northwest Creative Imaging (NWCI) created an info-graphic that provides very useful information for anyone attending a trade show. According to NWCI, this guide will help all trade show attendees develop a plan to keep trade show exhibiting profitable year after year. Although these stats are not exact throughout every industry, they can provide guidelines to help guide […]


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Africa is rich in beauty and creativity.  From earthy tribal textiles to bold batik patterns, African prints are becoming very popular in the United States. The following African-inspired products have a modern twist and feature color trends and patterns that artisans can draw inspiration from: EARTHY + NATURAL BRIGHT + BOLD BLACK + WHITE VINTAGE […]

International Shipping Regulations

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a great summary of U.S. laws and regulations that U.S. based businesses must keep in mind when exporting or importing. In her article “Get Started in Shipping – Regulations for Importers and Exporters”, Nicole shares the following information: Obtain Licenses, Permits, and Documentation Many imported and exported products are regulated […]

How To Make Coiled Bowls


Check out Design Sponge’s great post about making these fun coiled bowls: LENA CORWIN’S MADE BY HAND + DIY COILED BOWLS PROJECT


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