Fulfillment, Far From Home

When Kennedy Leavens founded Awamaki in 2009, she adopted a time-tested philosophy: If you want to help lift women out of poverty, don’t give mone...

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So that's how it's done

Born Again

Discarded magazines pages that are transformed into vibrant holiday ornaments. Reclaimed textile waste that finds a new life as a furniture fabric....

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Led by Women

Strength in Numbers

238 Number of makers in the Powered by People community. 82% Percentage of those brands that are women-led*, totaling 189. *PBP considers brands t...

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Partnerships

Working for a Better World

When you’re striving to effect wide-spread, positive change, you can’t go it alone. You need partners. Which is why Powered by People is thrilled t...

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Introducing

Kazi, United States

"Everyone deserves to make a fair wage." That’s Kazi’s mantra, and it’s one they have followed through on every day since launching in 2013. The br...

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Led by Women

A More Functional Life

While studying at Parsons School of Design in New York, Calcutta native Nidhi Goenka got inspired by the Bauhaus movement of 1919. Which can probab...

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So that's how it's done

Blurred Lines

A table runner, a pillowcase, an upholstered chair. You’re probably familiar with ikat fabric and its trademark, slightly blurred geometric pattern...

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PBP Insights

Conscious Decisions

Over the past year and a half, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a mixed effect on consumption. Some categories and distribution channels for “essentia...

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PBP Insights

Handmade for the Digital Age

Accounting, order tracking, quality control, progress reports…in short, production management. To most of us in the western world, these processes...

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Led by Women

Dream Weaver

Marta Castaneda, founder of Pais Textil, explains how she turned her passion into a profession.

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Led by Women

Power Company

Chhoti Si Asha is a volunteer-driven non-profit that incorporates a livliehood center for women to make crafts, an after-school program for the com...

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Introducing

Colectivo 1050°, Mexico

When Kythzia Barrera holds a handmade ceramic comal in her hands, she knows she’s cradling more than a beautiful cooking vessel. She is holding the...

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Introducing

AAKS, Ghana

There’s so much beauty in the handcrafted products created by the artisans at AAKS, and that beauty is magnified a hundred times over when you lear...

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