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DESIGN MEETS CRAFT:

connecting designers and artisans around the world on the first fair and transparent co-creation platform

„Design meets Craft“ is a global matching, collaboration,

e-learning and sales platform to build an innovative eco system for the global handicraft market

  • allowing makers and designers to connect, collaborate and co-create  

  • empowering through unique education and service tools 

  • involving the craft community to influence its own marketplace

  • using technology to create a professional and secure business environment

It is our vision to reduce poverty by empowering artisans and designers to earn a fair income with their craft skills and live a valuable life with their families

How it works?

"Design meets Crafts" provides the platform and services for every step of the co-creation process.

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CONNECTING & MATCHING

Artisans and designers can present their skills and works in a digital showroom to find the perfect match for their project needs through an intelligent tagging system.

CO-CREATION & PRODUCTION

The co-creation and collaboration process between members is managed on the "Design meets Craft" platform.

VALUE ADDED SERVICES

Members have access to best-in-class partners for all relevant services along the process chain (e.g. administration, insurance, payment, logistics, sales, marketing, etc.).

LEARNING CENTER

Design meets Craft provides self-service learning tools and resources created by industry experts and the global community. 

SALES

Through its sales platform, third-party platform integrations and sales partners, "Design meets Craft" provides local artisans and designers access to the global market.

ETHICAL AND LEGAL STANDARDS

To ensure a secure and fair end-to-end process, "Design meets Craft" created an ethical code of conduct and legal standards for the community.

IP RIGHTS & cultural ip Rights

Design meets Craft generates contracts for the collaborations developed through the platform ensuring a fair recognition of IP rights and Cultural IP rights.