Local Bazaar is an online platform designed to connect skilled artisans in developing countries to consumers around the world and, in turn, directly benefit local communities. We are passionate about preserving cultures, alleviating poverty and empowering people around the world.
The world is filled with beautiful textiles, ceramics, woodwork and metalwork made by highly skilled craftsman using traditional methods. Our purpose is to bring the handcrafter’s story to life and introduce them and their unique skills to people like YOU around the world.
Some of these products have been made for generations with skills passed down from their ancestors making these crafts extremely intricate and authentic; each item tells a story of a culture, of a generation, of a tradition, of a family and of a community.
These talents can only be found in certain parts of the world, in communities where culture and custom thrive. However, due to globalization people are forced to seek other employment and, as a result, many of these traditions are dying.
In addition to supporting artisans, 10% of each purchase will directly benefit community projects in education, healthcare and infrastructure through our Community Works program. Shopping with a conscience is both rewarding and fun!.