Who We Are

Mission Statement

Our Mission aims to support community self-development in regions suffering from economic hardships, whether by disaster or man-made, and  supporting relief projects in those areas. We will create projects with local communities and build lasting relationships with both artisans and organizations. Ensuring that the quality and uniqueness of the work we do is mirrored by the quality of life we believe each person is entitled to.

What we mean when we say embracing Fair Trade practices… We mean that we offer and work with organizations that ensure a fair living wage to the artisan for their time and skill. Guaranteeing that they have proper working conditions, including focusing on women’s economic independence (non-discrimination) and enforcing no child labor. We also partner with those that take pride in sustainable material and environmentally friendly practices.

We can ensure this by a transparency in how we source our products. Check out our artisans page to see the organizations and artists we are partnering with to bring these goods to you.

Values

The Blue Atlas Project’s aim is to be a constantly evolving social enterprise. I have shared where we came from, as an effort to raise money for small school in a remote village in Nepal, after the earthquakes that rocked the country in 2015. And through that story, is how we came to believe in a sustainable way to aid in economic development, that is this phase of the project.

I would like to also share a bit about where we want to go.  Not only for transparency, but also because I want to share this journey with you, our community. This launch and these relationship are important, I firmly believe that providing support for community self-development, is one of the most conscientious ways to lift up and empower. Our aim is not to dictate our version of development but to see how we can more fully support our partners in what growth means to them.

That does not negate the need for philanthropy and aid. As we continue to build over the next years, we will continue to strive to begin deeper work within our partner communities. That will look like our non-profit arm of Blue Atlas, which was established in order to help provide more assistance in the form sustainable community building projects, based in basic needs, to support not just a better life, but a resilient community.