Handmade by Friendship Bridge
Handmade by Friendship Bridge® offers a great selection of handmade designs that your employees, donors, or business partners will enjoy receiving - handmade gifts that not only educate, but inspire.
We are Handmade by Friendship Bridge®, established in 2015 and formerly known as the Artisan Market Access Program of the nonprofit social enterprise Friendship Bridge.
We support the artisans of Friendship Bridge with acquiring the skills, education, learning experiences, support, and technical assistance they need to reach their potential and independently sell their handmade products in the global market. The 31 artisans whom we serve are primarily indigenous women living in rural areas in the western highlands of Guatemala.
We work closely with these talented entrepreneurs to develop the skills they need to create and sell their finely crafted artisan products to local, national, and international markets. Trainings through Handmade by Friendship Bridge® focus on topics such as quality of raw materials, buyer expectations, and trends and preferences of - primarily - the North American market. The women are also trained about product pricing to ensure they receive a fair wage for their work.
Through this collaboration, the women we serve are empowered to design and independently produce market-ready products, improve their livelihoods, and help to alleviate the effects of poverty.
We have a great selection of items that your employees, donors, or business partners will enjoy receiving - handmade gifts that not only educate, but inspire. We can support you with the development of marketing materials for orders that exceed 100 units to commemorate International Women's Day.