Artisan Life Limited was established in 2005 with the purpose of promoting, developing and supporting Colombian artisans and their craft. Their
mission is to provide Colombian artisans with opportunities to expand beyond their local markets while striving for the sustained development of the environment and the progress of artisan communities.
They want to become the leading importer of artisan and handcrafted products from Colombia to the European market. They focus on developing trusting relationships with the artisans in order to understand the skill and passion that goes into each craft, which will enable them to select unique, modern and high-quality handcrafted products.
Their efforts focuses on improving the artisans’ quality of life by fostering professional development, while promoting artisan crafts as a profitable income generation alternative. In Colombia, handcrafts continue to provide an important source of income, especially for women who have limited options for productive employment. Many of their suppliers have established employment programs exclusively for women who are also the main providers of their households.