The artisan sector is the second-largest employer in the developing world after agriculture, worth over $32 billion every year. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world participate in the artisan sector, a majority of whom are women

Over 65% of artisan activity takes place in developing economies yet artisan businesses are seldom recognized as drivers of economic growth and lack access to the tools and resources needed to succeed in the global marketplace.

Scaling

Discovered aims to driving and monitor over 100.000 transactions by 2025, providing fair pay for 1000 people within 150 artisan businesses while reporting to international labor standards.

  • Worked with 100 Artisan businesses selling 13,000 unique items.
  • Member of Artisan Alliance.
  • Generated over €650k for Artisans over the last 2 years
  • Partner artisans in India, Kenya, Thailand, Indonesia, South America, Mexico, Malaysia
  • 50 new artisan jobs created in the last 2 years.
  • During Covid Discovered was the main source of income for over 15% of our Artisans that not only allowed them to survive, but to grow their staff by 20-50%

Discovered

The artisan sector is the second-largest employer in the developing world after agriculture, worth over $32 billion every year. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world participate in the artisan sector, a majority of whom are women

Over 65% of artisan activity takes place in developing economies yet artisan businesses are seldom recognized as drivers of economic growth and lack access to the tools and resources needed to succeed in the global marketplace.

Scaling

Discovered aims to driving and monitor over 100.000 transactions by 2025, providing fair pay for 1000 people within 150 artisan businesses while reporting to international labor standards.

  • Worked with 100 Artisan businesses selling 13,000 unique items.
  • Member of Artisan Alliance.
  • Generated over €650k for Artisans over the last 2 years
  • Partner artisans in India, Kenya, Thailand, Indonesia, South America, Mexico, Malaysia
  • 50 new artisan jobs created in the last 2 years.
  • During Covid Discovered was the main source of income for over 15% of our Artisans that not only allowed them to survive, but to grow their staff by 20-50%

An e-commerce platform empowering artisan entrepreneurs from emerging countries to grow successful businesses.

Discovered is an online marketplace for handmade products, ethically crafted by skilled artisans in emerging countries. By stocking directly from artisans, we streamlined the traditional supply chain. This enables those that produce the goods to earn higher, sustainable incomes whilst simultaneously providing the best value to its customers.

Discovered’s three core values are:

Fair pricing: More than 50% off retail prices and a better income for the artisan
Ethically made: Certified expert craftsmen working with quality materials
Positive Impact: Every purchase is direct income for families in emerging countries

Their mission is to strengthen the artisan jewelry sector by creating jobs, increasing incomes and preserving ancient cultural traditions that respect the uniqueness of people and place.

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