Souks du Monde, meaning markets of the world, is a curated online marketplace of hand-picked fair trade and sustainably made products from souks around the world. Shop with consciousness.
The face behind Souks du Monde
Souks are the marketplaces or bazaars of countries in Western Asia and Northern Africa, as well as in other African countries. Among the most visited souks of the world are the Medina, of Marrakech, Morocco, and the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey. These souks, like many other souks around the world, host a wealth of treasures that have been made from resources in the community by artisans using traditional techniques.
What do we do?
During our travels around the world, we have curated a hand-picked collection of fair trade and sustainably made creations. Making meaningful connections directly with artisans and our customers allows these groups to extend their products’ distribution to reach more customers, thereby earning a living wage. Each new trip helps us to continue to be inspired by new artisans, as we discover new ways to promote their handmade products.
Shopping at Souks du Monde means empowering the artisans, supporting their craft, and investing in their community. Each purchase encourages the traditional craft of our artisans to be passed down to younger generations in their community, empowers women to become valued members of their societies, and supports success among small enterprises in the developing world, all the while providing a brighter future for the artisans themselves and their families.
In addition to the wage our artisans are paid for their one-of-a-kind creations, a percentage of your Souk du Monde purchase goes back to the artisans’ community, where schools are built, wells are constructed, essential medical care is provided, and income is generated by these fair trade sales. Your purchases enable us to do this, so thank you!