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Worldstock Fair Trade

About Worldstock

There are artisans around the world who create exquisite handcrafted items. Because they are small-lot producers, they have difficulty accessing the U.S market in this age of mass distribution.... Read More

Casa Del Ninos

Casa Del Ninos

Our involvement has helped the construction of an earthbag house, rainwater harvesting tanks (to provide clean water to the orphans), and a composting toilet and shower unit. This project is located in the small town of San Marcos, Guatemala. Read More

Fanya Mambo School

Fanya Mambo School

Fanya Mambo is designed to improve the future of Kenya by educating the children. They also provide training in construction in a way that will improve their urban landscape. They accomplish this with old plastic bottles used in construction projects, creating affordable and eco-friendly materials for the school the children attend.


As of November 3, 2013
$100,000,000
has been returned to Worldstock artisans.

Worldstock returns an average of 60-70% of the sales price on Worldstock products to the suppliers of the artisan products. Rarely is this unique and beautiful merchandise available elsewhere. Worldstock presents customers with the great finds and superior value. The high percentage of profit returned to these skilled craftspeople allows them to reap the rewards of their excellent work while preserving for the world a valuable cultural heritage.

When you purchase Worldstock items, enjoy their beauty and craftsmanship, and also know that you have helped improve the lives of people around the world.

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Worldstock Fair Trade

About Worldstock

There are artisans around the world who create exquisite handcrafted items. Because they are small-lot producers, they have difficulty accessing the U.S market in this age of mass distribution. The expense of transferring their goods from remote villages would create an unaffordable price for consumers. In 2001, we realized the potential of combining forces with these artisans; and thus, Worldstock Fair Trade was born.

The purpose of Worldstock Fair Trade is not to make money, but to create thousands (someday millions) of jobs for artisans in the most destitute regions of the world. All net profits from Worldstock Fair Trade are donated to fund philanthropic projects in several countries, including Guatemala, Kenya, Malawi, and Nepal.

Our mission is to provide customers with small-lot produced goods at an affordable price. By doing so, we locate products made by craftswomen and craftsmen from around the world. We emphasize sustainability, choosing environmentally friendly products that won't burn up natural or human resources. We strive to provide our customers with exclusive products, including handcrafted clothing, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, and much more.

Worldstock, making a world of difference.

Worldstock Fair Trade

Casa Del Ninos

Our involvement has helped the construction of an earthbag house, rainwater harvesting tanks (to provide clean water to the orphans), and a composting toilet and shower unit. This project is located in the small town of San Marcos, Guatemala.

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Project Field Supervisor: Benjamin Odera

The site sits on a former pineapple plantation on a main road just outside the village of Independencia. There is a school within walking distance, and a small creek cuts across the property in the middle. There are also three beautiful rivers right in front of the property, across the road.

Income generating programs

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Malawi Children's Village

Worldstock has helped with the building of a fishing farm and water harvesting tanks (which provide clean water to the orphans).

Because of years of mismanagement and lax fishing laws, fish stocks in Lake Malawi have reached the point of near collapse - threatening an important source of food for Malawi. Additional crisis of drought, malaria, and one of the highest rates of AIDS in Africa, are creating critical food instability for the 2nd poorest country in the world. In response, Solace has created a fish-breeding program to produce baby fish, or "fingerlings" to supply regional fish farmers with stock for "fattening" into fish for market.

In 2006 Ayub Azizi brought his family from Afghanistan to Malawi to manage this program. As in Afghanistan, Ayub proved a tireless and reliable manager. He has overseen the development of a fully functioning fish farm in a region where previous attempts funded with millions of dollars in foreign aid, have failed.

The ponds were finally completed in late 2007. In March of 2009, Solace negotiated a contract with the NGO C-Fish to supply 500,000 fingerlings for the fish farmers in the region. The amount was reached by calculating funding the salaries and operating costs of the Mangochi Fish Farm for 15 months. This contract is worth $35,000.