The home décor, gift and fashion industries utilize Aid to Artisans as a resource for connecting their buyers to new materials, products and artisan groups. Our Trade Network is a group of socially conscious businesses that import from artisans affiliated with current or past programs. Beyond this formal Trade Network, we have a vast network in the design, home décor, and gift industries. These network connections advise us on marketing and product development, ensure the marketability of products, and provide additional market access opportunities.
We also link artisans and buyers to key account representation in the U.S. These resources include in-country and regional marketing support, buyer trips to artisan workshops, and artisan account meetings to the U.S. Buyer trips, which bring buyers to artisan workshops, allow for face-to-face meetings and the establishment of a long-term business relationship with exporters and other key players. We also assist artisans with account visits to the U.S. where they have a chance to present their businesses and sell their new collections.