We never set out to start a business.

But through various experiences traveling and living in developing economies around the world, we became increasingly concerned with the economic challenges women face.

Did you know the handcraft sector is the second largest industry in the developing world, and the largest employer of women? Yes, this means there are hundreds of millions of people stringing beads, weaving tapestries, and sculpting clay by hand in homes and small workshops around the world every day.

And yet, many crafters find it nearly impossible to access the global market to sell their goods, leading to generational cycles of poverty.

Ethik was established to bridge these talented makers and their crafts with thoughtful individuals and companies.

We are a 100% woman-led team who deeply believes that when people have access to fair pay and consistent work, they thrive– and this is the driving philosophy behind everything we do.