Who We Are
Awaz Handcrafts is a locally owned and operated, Portland social enterprise dedicated to providing high quality, handmade eco-fashion and accessories from natural fibers through fair trade business practices.
We believe in an economic model that honors the producer, consumer and the environment with every purchase. Since 2008, we have been trading with small artisan groups in India and Nepal that help to create just livelihoods for workers and improve the lives of women and families in the Global South. We are committed to the economic upliftment of small producers and honoring the human connection in trade.
We aim to empower producers and our customers by providing high quality, handcrafted products made from natural fibers in accordance with fair trade principles and environmentally sustainable practices.
Our unique line of handcrafted fair trade products are made from natural fibers, recycled materials and support the preservation of traditional craft work such as block printing, hand loom weaving and kantha embroidery. We are proud to offer Ethical Clothing for men and women made from 100% Cotton and Hemp from artisan cooperatives in India and Nepal. Our Natural Kids collection features children's quilts, child-safe and lead-free toys.