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From Kenyan Art Clinics to Opportunity-Generating Accessories

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Thanks to the Industrial Revolution, the overtake of factory-made goods of all kinds has meant that artisan-supporting businesses are somewhat of a rarity. Especially now that cheap labor almost always moves to China and India, other small-scale handicraft entrepreneurs are left in the dust.

But there's been a resurgence, coupled with a nostalgia for simpler times, perhaps, of handmade goods from all over the globe. This SocialBusiness.org top list of artisan-supporting businesses showcases some of the companies who are making people a priority, rather than profit.

The result is a selection of products that, in the end, don't sacrifice quality or livelihood for cheap labor. From Kenyan art clinics to opportunity-generating accessories and online ethical retailers, artisan-supporting businesses are where it's at. Stats for 30 Artisan-Supporting Businesses Trending: Older & Mild
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