Our partners

Only together we can support each other

“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot, together we can do great things.”
Mother Teresa

‎We work with artists, partners, organizations, individuals and shops who help us develop the products, projects and business behind the scenes.‎ We are constantly improving our services and product to suit our customers and partners but most importantly the women that we support. 

We are always looking for new partners and supporters. If you are interested please contact us here.

Local partners

‎We work with organizations and individuals who help us develop the projects and business behind the scenes.‎

nuri umed association of organizations


‎Our partner in Tajikistan is a network of women-led NGOs active in all parts of the country. It supports the formation of self-help groups for single women, the construction of ecological cooking stoves and provides training opportunities, tools and materials for income generation as well as legal and medical advice. The proceeds from the sale of the handicrafts will be used to finance further training courses.‎

‎The women make fashionable decorative art products and bags with different materials and techniques, such as traditionally woven silk fabrics, patchwork patterns and hand embroidery..‎

‎They weave and dye their adras fabrics themselves, according to the traditional technique of silk weaving, or make carpet like fabric with self-spun threads made of sheep's wool. The valuable products have a modern design and high functionality: handbags, tablet and telephone pockets, necessaires, but also table sets and sofa cushions.‎

women's organization of the municipality of Sveti Nikole


‎The Women's organization of the municipality of Sveti Nikole is our partner in Macedonia. It works to improve the conditions for adequate health care for women, children and adolescents and to actively involve them in social life. ‎

‎"Together Against Cancer" is a program that strengthens the self-confidence of women with breast cancer by providing adequate psycho-social support and creative fulfillment. ‎

‎They also make beautiful handicrafts such as wool gloves, scarves, headbands, hats or dolls. The proceeds from the sale will be used for the purchase of prostheses and other medical aids.‎

Our artisans

Our artisans are local crafting experts or women that were trained in handcrafting workshops.

Center for Traditional Crafts “ORASTA”


The Center for Traditional Crafts “ORASTA” is a sewing enterprise founded in 2012 in Khujand, Tajikistan. The emphasis in the work is made on national and traditional sewing embroidery (patchwork, machine embroidery “Popuri” and hand embroidery), and the use of traditional design ornaments.

"Every woman has the right to fulfill her dreams, you just need to lend a helping hand to her and then she will be able to create opportunities for the development of other, equally talented women." - Nilufar, Founder of Orasta

dilfuza ahmedova


‎Dilfuza is 27 years old and has a daughter. Her husband died in a car accident. Now she lives with her husband's family. To feed herself, she learned to knit from her mother-in-law. Since then, she has been doing various types of knitted handicrafts such as clothing, accessories and jewelry. As part of the training in the project, she learned various patchwork techniques as well as embroidery. With the sewing machines in the sewing center of the project, she makes placemats, pillowcases and other handicrafts from gemstones.‎

Madina karimova


‎Madina is 31 years old and takes care of her four children and the household alone. To earn a living, she asked her neighbor to teach her how to sew. Now she has been producing scarves with traditional embroidery for 5 years while the children sleep. As part of the training in the project, she learned the patchwork technique and different types of embroidery. With the sewing machines in the sewing center of the project, she makes pillowcases and bags.‎

Vesna spaseva


‎Vesna has been making various Amigurumi dolls for 7 years. She says, "There is a child in each of us. I'm happy every time a new doll is finished." She continues, "It was hard for me when I lost my job. I had a lot of free time and needed something to keep myself busy, but also to make a living. For me, Amigurumi is more than a therapy. It relaxes me. When I see the joy in a child's eyes from one of my toys, I am also happy."‎

‎Vesna is part of an income-generating group of the program "Together against Cancer" at the women's organization of Sv. Nikole, Macedonia.‎

Violeta mischeva


‎Violeta is 62 years old. After years of working in the same company, she lost her job. After that, she concentrated on creative activities. In her artistic expressions, she combines modern design with traditional knitting techniques and today's lifestyle. She finds inspiration in her daughters and grandchildren. With her attention to detail, she gives the handmade necklaces a unique touch.‎

‎Violeta is part of the income-generating group of the women's organization of Sv. Nikole, Macedonia. She is one of the manual workers trained by the "Together Against Cancer" program.‎


Supporting organizations

‎We work with organizations and individuals who help us develop the projects and business behind the scenes.‎




‎agens ⎜agentur für authentische Entwicklung is the sole proprietorship of Simon Greuter-Puzderliski. Since 2009, he has been supporting projects for the social integration of disadvantaged women in Central Asia, including the local partner organizations of Art for Hope in Tajikistan. Another agens project is to support civil society in eastern Ukraine in dealing with the trauma after more than five years of war. In Switzerland, agens advises organizations in change processes and people in difficult phases of life. The basic idea of the operating principle is: We work where we are. This means that those people, living beings and things from our existence derive the greatest benefit from our existence, to which we turn our attention and with whom we spend our time. Another consequence of the agens principle is that we cannot work at all. At all times we work, whether we like it or not. So the question is not whether we work, but how. ‎More information about agens‎‎.‎



‎Capacity is a talent and start-up incubator for people with a refugee and migration background who want to start a company or a socio-cultural initiative in Switzerland. Capacity offers specialized bilingual entrepreneurship programs that bring together locals and entrepreneurs with people with refugee and migrant backgrounds in a space of collaborative competency sharing. The idea for Art for Hope was developed as part of the 2019 Launch and Boost program. ‎‎Learn more about Capacity‎


Where you can find our products

‎Stores, retailers, markets, networks, online platforms and other companies that help us bring the crafts closer to our customers. We work together to provide you with artfully crafted fair-trade handicrafts of high quality and functionality.‎

All our products are available in our web shop here and are delivered within 1-2 work days.


‎Faircustomer.ch provides a sales platform for private and public sustainability initiatives.‎ More information ‎here.‎‎ ‎

Martini Markt at Rudolf Steiner School Luzern

We are present at the Martini market organized on the first/second weekend of November at the RSSL and it's a place full of special gifts, books, organic vegetables, flowers etc.

Saturday Market

Adligenswil's Market

‎Once a month on the last Saturday of each month, from 8.30 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. on Coop-Platz in Adligenswil/LU‎.

We are always looking for new partners and supporters. If you would like to join us with your design, commercial and other skill, we will be more then happy to receive your message here.