Artisan - what is an Artisan and how do they work within Fair Trade?

The concise dictionary definition of an Artisan is:

" a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand "

category artisanWith reference to Artisans on this website, they are skilled craft workers, who hand make furniture, decorative arts, sculptures, clothing and accessories, watches, jewellery, food items, household items and tools. They are often located in under-privileged parts of the world.

Artisan made products that we feature on creamjug, will always be made ethically and sustainably, wherever possible under a recognized or similar agreed Fair Trade program. This ensures that the Artisans are fairly paid, work for themselves, work fair hours, set their own price, do not employ child labour, do not employ forced labor, and many other basic rights and benefits.