We believe in fashion as a force for good.
We connect artisan talents from emerging markets to the international fashion scene, transforming the way we consume and value the things we wear.
We focus our energy on building meaningful relationships with each artisan partner, and we stay selective in the process of working with individuals who are open to being equally as transparent as we are.
We believe that you have the right to know who, where, and how your piece was made. No exceptions.
In the list below, we highlight the partners and communities in which we operate.
We invite you to be curious, ask questions and challenge us. Because we believe that fashion won’t change the world, but those who wear it will.
Our Artisan Partners
- 108 Tuarag refugee artisans in the Goudebou and Mentao refugee camps. Our partner communities may shift from time-to-time (individual names are undisclosed for privacy reasons).
- Artisan Coordinator: Mariette Chapel - Afrika TISS
Artisan & Fox is proud to partner with Afrika Tiss, part of the MADE51 initiative launched by UNHCR.
Focusing on populations in unstable situations (refugees, craftswomen in the informal economic sector), the association’s mission is to preserve and respect these populations’ history, talent, and potential in order to facilitate their social, economic, and cultural integration.
Afrika Tiss firmly believes in a co-creative approach that values creative, technical, and human exchange across cultures, much like Artisan & Fox.
- Da - Weaver
- Sarum - Weaver
- Vann - Dye Artisan
- Artisan Coordinator: Chomnab Ho - Fairweave
- Elijah - Jeweller
- Ojiko - Jeweller
- Andrew - Jeweller
- Artisan Coordinator: Marta K.
- Moataz - Mother-of-Pearl Inlay Specialist
- Mustafa Al Asmar - Metalworker
- Adbelrahman Shaaban - Woodworker
- Artisan Coordinator: Victoria - Turquoise Mountain Jordan
- Prem M. of Bhaktapur - Jeweller
- Shyam S. of Patan - Jeweller
- Women's Co-operative of Pokhara, Nepal (names undisclosed by request)
- Artisan Coordinator: Luckey S. of Chabahil, Kathmandu
- Oralia, Isabel, Cotzal, and Santa Maria, of Sololá, Guatemala, part of a Women's Weaving Association. Our partner communities may shift from time-to-time (most individual names are undisclosed for privacy reasons).
- Artisan Coordinators: Janina P. and Iker U. of Sololá, Guatemala
- José of Chiapas, Mexico (José is a pseudonym as the artisan requested his name to remain private)
- Julio of Chiapas, Mexico
- Leonor, Blanca, Argelia, Mariana, Dominga, Gavina, Alba, Patricia, Bertha, Antonina, Victoria, Asuncion, Angela, Nicolasu, Victoria, Aurora, Juvita, Elvira, Teresa, Azela, Florencia, Teresa and Isabel - part of a women's collective in Oaxaca, Mexico.
- Artisan Coordinator: Ehren S. of Oaxaca Valley, Mexico
- Rakhine - Weaver
- Wai Mar Hnin - Seamstress
- Artisan Coordinator: Victoria Martin - Turquoise Mountain Myanmar
Since 2017, Turquoise Mountain has been working with female weavers from rural areas across Myanmar, supporting them to learn new skills, improve their income, and produce textiles rooted in heritage.
Chatila Refugee Camp, Lebanon
- Ayoush, Bushra, Fouteim, Noura, Dahlia, Zainab, Manar, Suzan, Samira, Fatima, and Doha
- Dana K., Alexandra H., Adam K. of Tight-Knit Syria
- Artisan Coordinator: Johayna
Threads Of Syria is a special not-for-profit joint initiative between Artisan & Fox and Tight-Knit Syria, where 100% of all profits are reinvested back into the camp and provided to the Syrian women refugees who craft each Syrian scarf. All images, photography and other branding/marketing collateral will also automatically vest into the Syrian women's co-operative once they have the legal right to do so. At present Artisan & Fox is covering all operation costs, marketing costs, material costs, wages, and other financial risk for the women until the project has reached a commercially stable stage.
- We work with women refugees who are part of the organisation Sabbara Embroidery. Partner communities may shift from time-to-time (individual names are undisclosed for privacy reasons).
- Artisan Coordinator: Itab Azzam of Sabbara Embroidery
Sabbara Embroidery is a community organisation supporting Syrian women refugees through economic empowerment, education and drama therapy. Five trained drama therapists and two psychologists work with the women on a weekly basis, applying techniques to help combat the effects of trauma and work towards long-term mental health.
All profits flow back to the women in need, helping women and their children stay in school, often in areas where NGOs are unable to reach.
- Tuan Anh - Jeweller
- Thanh - Jeweller
- Binh - Leather Artisan