Artizan International was founded in 2013 by Susie Hart MBE, on returning to Harrogate after 10 years of life and work in Tanzania, East Africa, where she set up a social enterprise called Neema Crafts. This centre provides training and employment for people with disabilities who would otherwise be street begging to earn a living. She set up Artizan International on returning home, to pass on this model to other developing countries where people with disabilities are still living in poverty.
Visit our online shop to order your fairtrade goods and collect from our shop. We have a selection of items online, but if there is anything else you want to add to your bag, just call or email us.
As a cooperative, with only three paid members of staff, we’re always on the lookout for dedicated and sociable volunteers. We are also looking to expand our voluntary Board of Directors. Get in touch today for more information.