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Third World Craft(Artisan Market Nepal) was established in 1999 by Surendra Shahi and Narendra Shahi who have 2 decades of experience in fair trade and international exports. Surendra and Narendra both served for 15 years in prominent Nepalese NGO working for handicrafts producers and left job and started the Third World Craft as marketing outlets for the needy producers. It operates slightly different business module than other mainstream marketers. It is currently creating jobs for home based women artisan who can not go out to work due to family responsibilities and other cultural barriers. Our business model is simple, we provide needed raw material and training to home based women and artisans and they make in to finish products and deliver back to us.They are paid immediately with appropriate fair remuneration and yearly bonus. In each location we have group leader who manage raw materials collection , distribution and delivery back so in turn she gets little more wages/commission for doing the managerial work. The skill is regularly transferred to new commerce on self taught basis for common skill but when complex design or difficult skill need to learn we do group workshops to transfer the skill with help of resource persons.
Our long term goal is to make the women producers to independent entrepreneurs by empowering them with necessary skills on production, management and marketing. So to day many of our producers who joined us as a new commerce now started their own enterprises.
We currently have about 100 women scattered in three city producing glass bead jewelries. Besides our own production center/network we also sell large collection of other crafts produced by about 300 such women artists around Nepal. Some products like nettle , hemp based artifacts are produced in very remote hilly areas of Nepal. So their production some time limited or delivery take longer time.
We have been exporting to North America, Mexico, Brazil, Europe, Australia, Japan and Singapore and some to south asian countries. We have over 2500 satisfied wholesalers and over 3000 individual customers . Retailers may send any size order and we deliver up to your door within 4 to 7 days. For order below 800 $ there will not be any importing duties in USA. European buyers may use form A to exempt from tax.
We do accept payment via credit card and paypal. For larger order we suggest to pay by bank wire.
We do export in the name of Artisan Market Nepal as official exporting company.
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Regular discussion held with producers to upgrade quality and design by our team.
We are member of Federation of Nepal Handicraft Associations registered under district office and commerce department.
We currently run the organization with limited administrative staff of 5 who oversees day to day export order taking, distribution to producers and managing exports. Most of the producers are independent from us so they manage under their own group leader or manager. This help us keep our admin cost very low so that we can offer price of product in very competitive range.. Our goal is to sell more quantity and create jobs rather than earn .
For any inquiries please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or just give us viber call at 97-9851044201