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The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, founded in November 2012 and hosted by the Aspen Institute, is a collaborative effort of over 70 artisan businesses, artisan support organizations, corporations, government agencies, and other partners who are working together to promote the full potential of the global artisan sector.  

The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise was created to elevate the importance of the artisan sector, support and grow artisan businesses, and share best practices in a collaborative learning community. 



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The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise is a vibrant community of over 100 members and partners working together to tell the world the artisan sector matters. Our network brings together the diverse faces of artisan enterprise, from Patagonian weavers and Rwandan basket-makers to government partners, designers, technical service providers, and individuals passionate about the handcrafted marketplace. We take a collaborative approach to development, sharing resources and best practices to promote undervalued artisans and their communities around the world.

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