We are Powered by People. A community of skilled makers and conscious buyers committed to a sustainable future. Our ESG initiatives focus on maker readiness and capacity building. Our approach is progressive and transparent. Here’s how.

We are Powered by People. A community of skilled makers and conscious buyers committed to a sustainable future. Our ESG initiatives focus on maker readiness and capacity building. Our approach is progressive and transparent. Here’s how.

Stewardship

We believe that sustainability is about nurturing our natural and social endowments in life-sustaining ways. Our platform enables us to promote makers that personify stewardship and responsibility.

Community

We live this by creating a community of conscious buyers, makers, consumers and other partners who share the principles of sustainable business that restores as it creates.

Tech for Good

Sustainability is nothing without agency, and we use our technology to unlock the agency of makers and their life-affirming work.

People + Planet

We know that social and environmental sustainability is indivisible. Through our work, and that of the makers on our platform, we seek to renew our connections to each other and to the natural world of which we are part.

“We stand for a radical democracy in access to finance, digital technology and pathways to global markets that lead to sustainable economic, social and environmental impact. “

Our Charter

We are powered by people. That is a commitment.

A commitment to a new economics, a new model of open and transparent sourcing that creates fair value in disruptive new ways.

We provide a platform to preserve and promote authentic cultural heritage, identity and innovation. We do this by collaborating to create a community of conscious buyers, makers and other partners who share the principles of fairness, justice and equity. Our open access model generates network effects that add value and restore symmetry to international trade. Ethical and sustainable trade can only take place between equals.

We live this commitment by putting people at the heart of everything we do, from using technology to solve complex problems that enable our community to create and share inspired products through to showcasing the people behind those products, giving voice to stories that are seldom told.

We stand for a radical democracy in access to finance, digital technology and pathways to global markets that lead to sustainable economic, social and environmental impact.

We stand for meaningful, effective transparency. Transparency in sourcing practices, in information, in true prices. Transparency as the foundation of fairness.

We are stewards, striving to a sustainable future through this new value chain. We take care of the elements: people, biodiversity, and natural resources.

We recognise and respect the agency, the voice and the creativity of the value chain actors we work with. Ours is a platform that projects and curates those attributes. It’s our contribution to the indivisible human rights we all strive for.

“We stand for a radical democracy in access to finance, digital technology and pathways to global markets that lead to sustainable economic, social and environmental impact. “

“Making should make the
world a more equal place”.

Our Code of Conduct

We believe that making is a form of creative expression and self-realisation. It should bring dignity and respect to all those who participate in the process.

Making must enable people to meet their basic needs of shelter, food, clothing, education and health, with some savings for life events.

The act of making must be safe and healthy. It must protect the participants, their families and communities.

Making should nurture ability, craft and skill to enable people to progress personally and professionally.

Making should be meaningful and foster belonging and purpose amongst those who participate.

Making should make the world a more equal place.

Makers must help eradicate forced and child labor and all forms of exploitation that rob people of their human dignity.

Makers must enable agency, voice and independence for all those they work with.

“Making should make the world a more equal place”.

“Making should make the
world a more equal place”.

Maker Readiness

Our due diligence process is designed to assess and progress Readiness across a Maturity scale. We are committed to supporting our makers growth, and provide our buyer with the insights they need to inform their buying decisions.

Learn about how we rate our Makers