Living Differently

Whether it’s immersive encounters at home or trips overseas, we are passionate about amplifying voices of those who have been silenced or otherwise marginalized.

One of the ways to use your voice is to leverage your influence as you amplify the voices of artisans around the world through retail.

At Amplify Peace, we believe this so deeply that we are partnering with artisans around the world through the Amplify Marketplace.

Fair trade is a justice issue. In a world where many “fast fashion” items are made by those who have been victimized by human trafficking and child labor, the Amplify Marketplace creates a space where you can purchase items that are created by artisans who are paid a fair wage to support their families in places where jobs are scarce.

When you purchase an item from Amplify Marketplace you are:
*Helping create jobs around the world
*Enabling a parent to provide food and an education for their child
*Providing a hand up instead of a hand out

Each item available in the Amplify Marketplace tells a story.

The Amplify Marketplace is run by volunteers so that all proceeds are able to go back into employing more artisans as we purchase products from them at a fair price.

One of the first artisan groups we partner with is Papillon Marketplace, based in Port Au Prince, Haiti.  The mission of the Papillon Marketplace is “orphan prevention through job creation” and each purchase made through them employs parents so that they can provide for their families. In Haiti, mothers who can’t afford to feed their children often often make mud “cookies” from local dirt  to stave off hunger pains.

In a beautiful story of redemption, the artisans of Papillon work with dirt as well, but they are able to use this dirt to make clay that is then formed into clay beads.  These clay beads are individually rolled and eventually become items such as our peace bracelet, which has been worn by women all over the world as they are working to wage peace at home and abroad.

Visit Papillon and find out more about what they are doing, and then… commit to making a change in the way you shop, and you’ll change the world, one purchase at a time.