At Obakki, our artisan partners are part of our extensive global family. We’re in touch on a regular basis and their quality of life—and ability to sustain themselves and their communities—will always be our top priority as a company. Their happiness, health, and financial independence all matter to us, which is why we operate differently.
We are loyal business partners helping to establish economic stability in the lives of our artisans. Through the Obakki Foundation, we provide extra support when needed - education, development, health and livelihood. Because being a supportive business partner is more than just a transaction, it's a direct connection to humans and a commitment to the communities they live in.
AN HONEST EVALUATION
We measure our success by the impact that we're able to achieve. With a sincere obligation to these communities we consistently ask ourselves: Have we been able to help our artisans reach their business goals, have we been a positive influence in the lives of our partners, have we protected the environment while doing so? Our direct connection allows us to continually monitor our supply chain and to assure that our involvement does not damage the environment, nor the people or communities behind our products.
HOW WE PAY OUR ARTISANS
Our artisans' future security is important to us, therefore we help to facilitate a sustainable local livelihood first, ensuring our artisans are not solely dependent on us. We pay fairly and promptly, advancing funds early and offering sampling budgets. We respect our artisans and implement fair trade standards at every stage of our partnership.
We purchase products directly from our artisan partners at a price determined by them and in many cases, we reinvest our profits back into expanding our artisan partners’ businesses and into their communities when needed through our Obakki Foundation development programs.
MEET OUR ARTISAN PARTNERS
14 countries, 70 collectives, thousands of artisans