Artisan is a person with unique skills who produces high quality/distinctive art or craft by hand (manually) in small quantities. In the developing world, artisan is the second largest employer and has great impacts for the country’s economy, environmental sustainability, or even socially good (many of the players are women). Many artisans are people who do the work from their ancestors using natural and local resources, making them a vital role in preserving the heritage. Products from artisans are not just a business, but it shows the community’s deepest aspirations and needs.
Collaborating with artisans is one of the best ways to support your business ESG goals. Liberty Society partnered with 18 artisans across Indonesia (Jakarta, Bandung, Malang, Bali, NTT, Flores, and Surabaya). We collaborate with local artisans to support their commitment to economic development, children’s education, women empowerment, marginalized women, and protect the environment. Each artisans has their own story and specialization, here are some of them:
GAIA Home, crafted hand-poured luxurious candles based in Jakarta, use 100% natural soy wax for the main ingredients of the candle. In busy and fast paced life in Jakarta, the candles from GAIA Home enable us to slow down, do reflections, and rest. GAIA Home believes in giving back, which is committing to give education support for 1 child in poverty from every 10 candles sold.
Wane Flores, engaging with 60 local Flores honey collectors from 8 districts in Nusa Tenggara Timur, specialized in raw forest honey (organic). With their commitment to maintain the cultural heritage and nature of Flores, Wane Flores use a special method to sustainably harvest the honey. It only takes 3 months for bees to regrow the hives.
GARIS, artisans based in Bandung, specialized upcycling used teak wood. Local artisans make an art out of the wood waste and bring in a new life for it. The products made from GARIS are made ethically and sustainably, which means saving trees and reducing wood waste.
Liberty Society can help your business to do more good for the environment and communities through collaboration with artisans. Reach out to us to know more!