Artisan Workshops

Designed in New York City, and brought to life in our artisan workshops, Faire Collection’s fair trade jewelry and accessories are a fresh interpretation of artisanal craftsmanship.  Faire partners with over 10 artisan workshops in Vietnam, Swaziland and Ecuador.  Click on the artisan workshops below for an inspiring journey through the lives of men and women who make Faire Collection possible.

Vietnam Workshop

Vietnam Workshop

Faire Collection is traveling to the easternmost country in Indochina, Vietnam. Vietnam has a fascinating and rich cultural heritage – dating all the way back to 257 BC with the ancient Hong dynasty, to more recent outside influences from the French and Chinese cultures. Today, the exquisite bullhorn jewelry produced by the skilled artisans in Vietnam showcase this web of influences and a dedication to beautiful design.      
Swaziland Workshop

Swaziland Workshop

  The women behind Faire Collection have adventurous souls. We went all the way to Swaziland in southeast Africa to bring you the most innovative, exquisitely handcrafted jewelry made with the finest materials and techniques. Yebo! Here in Swaziland, Faire Collection has teamed up with Baobab Batik, a fair trade workshop. Baobob employs more than 25 inspiring artisans from surrounding communities in the rural area of Ntondozi, and creates a broad range of handcrafted jewelry and accessories....
Christian & Viviana's workshop

Christian & Viviana's workshop

  Viviana and Christian have been creating tagua jewelry for Faire Collection since 2008. Prior to joining Faire Collection, Christian traveled long distances throughout Ecuador to sell his handcrafted bracelets and souvenirs at low profit margins. As a result of this grueling travel schedule, he was often away from his family and struggled to make ends meet. Now their workshop has eight employees in his large and expanding workshop. Working with Faire Collection has allowed the couple...
Amazon Workshop

Amazon Workshop

  Faire Collection is elevating the capacity of struggling artisan cooperatives in the Amazon basin, and has created the first ever high fashion, fair trade jewelry line from this region. The Amazon region in Ecuador is one of the most vulnerable regions of Latin America. Extreme poverty and a lack of access to markets, means many artisans struggle to feed their families. The Amazon line offers a meaningful path to prosperity for the artisans, who are now able to make a living from...
Andean Collection Workshop

Andean Collection Workshop

  Faire Collection’s exclusive production company is in Ecuador is called Andean Collection. Andean Collection started its own in-house workshops in 2013 for two main reasons: 1. We wanted to create a model workshop for our artisan partners to follow. 2. As volume was increasing, we needed an additional workshop to handle the overflow of orders during busy times. The creation of the Andean Collection Workshop has allowed our staff to better understand the operational and sourcing d...
Nancy and Carlos' workshop

Nancy and Carlos' workshop

  Nancy and Carlos have been creating one-of-a-kind, Ecuadorian jewelry for Faire Collection since it was founded in 2008. They used to work in one small room in their mud brick house. Since working with Faire Collection they have completely remodeled their house, added a second floor and an open air workshop to house up to 10 employees. Nancy and Carlos come from a line of artisans, and like their parents, they began working in handicrafts at a young age and spent most of their lives...
Fernanda and Carlos' workshop

Fernanda and Carlos' workshop

  Fernanda and Carlos have been crafting Faire Collection’s line of vibrant Ecuadorian hats since 2011. Their goal is to continue to work with Faire Collection so they can introduce their designs to a global market.      
Jose Luis and Mercedes' workshop

Jose Luis and Mercedes' workshop

  Jose Luis and Mercedes have been making gorgeous scarves for Faire Collection since 2010. With the assistance of a Faire Collection loan, they expanded their Ecuadorian weaving workshop and look forward to develop it even further in the years ahead. Faire Collection has worked with the couple to broaden their skills and teach them how to work with alpaca – a rare fiber in Ecuador. This allows them to differentiate their products and bring new life to the weaving traditions of their v...