A partnership between
United Nations Alliance of Civilizations & BMW Group

2016

The Blessing Basket Project

United States of America

The Blessing Basket Project believes that peace begins with human connection. That belief led to Artisan&You®, the world’s largest artisan engagement technology. Artisan&You® breaks down stereotypes associated with race, religion, and gender and instead enables people to meet each other as mothers, sisters and brothers and share culture in a safe and empowering way.

About the Project

The Blessing Basket Project believes that peace begins with human connection.

That belief led to Artisan&You®, the world’s largest artisan engagement technology.

Artisan&You has created more than 147,000 intercultural exchange opportunities for more than 3,000 artisans in seven developing countries, and is on pace to create 50,000 more before the close of 2016.

This innovative technology places an artisan card bearing the face of the artisan on the very product they made. The artisan card contains a unique code which enables customers to go on line, meet their artisan, write their artisan letters, and follow them on their journey out of poverty.

The letters are quickly translated to the artisan in the developing world. The artisans’ response is translated on the spot and the letter then sent back to the customer creating true human connection and replicable cultural exchanges.

Artisan&You breaks down stereotypes associated with race, religion, and gender and instead enables people to meet each other as mothers, sisters and brothers and share culture in a safe and empowering way.

Artisan&You is also setting new transparency standards for consumers who purchase hand crafted goods while creating very personal buying experiences.

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