Dandarah is a woman-owned social enterprise based in Montreal, Canada, with a mission to support artisans and sustain traditional crafts.
They work directly with economically and socially marginalized artisans in Egypt, mostly women and minorities, to improve their economic and social conditions by providing employment opportunities, sustainable income and access to international markets. As a Fair Trade Federation verified member, Dandarah is fully committed to the fair trade principles in all of its business practices including fair pay, safe working conditions, transparency, and environmentally sustainable practices.
They partner with local NGOs, artisan cooperatives, and self-employed artisans in different rural areas and inner cities in Egypt to create high-quality handmade products rooted in local age-old crafts, such as hand weaving, glass blowing and pottery. They work with their artisans on promoting the use of natural materials, and sustainable processes such as recycling and up-cycling.
Each one of their products is designed to be functional, while preserving the artisans’ traditional techniques. Each piece tells the unique and beautiful story of people, lands and traditions.
We invite you to experience the Dandarah products crafted with care, and to become part of this story of empowerment to artisans and their crafts.