MADE51 - Market Access, Design and Empowerment for Refugee Artisans – is a global, collaborative initiative designed to connect refugee artisans with markets. By modernizing traditional skills, building business acumen, partnering with social enterprises, and linking with retail brands and buyers. UNHCR is partnering with WFTO and other stakeholders to connect refugee-made artisan products with international markets.
The Fair Trade for Refugee Artisans project seeks to support the development of UNHCR’s new global artisan initiative, MADE51, by ensuring that refugee artisans are working according to Fair Trade standards (fair wage payments, decent working conditions, environmental concern, etc.) and that their supporting local social enterprises are export-ready and have the capacity to connect refugee-made crafts with markets where they are in demand. The World Fair Trade Organization supports this through co-development of the Ethical Compliance Assessment, through technical assistance missions and through remote support. www.made51.org