Cre8ive Artisans Pod
The Cre8ive Artisans Pod (CAP) is a not-for-profit online shop that showcases handmade products made in Western Australia. The CAP Shop acts as a platform to increase the visibility of talented WA Artisans and a conduit for people to contribute to eliminating poverty across the globe.
Handcrafting embraces human potential and each unique item is an expression of the creative voice within the artisan. When you purchase a handmade item you amplify the artisan’s voice and share the joy of creativity.
Products handmade by WA Artisans. 100% of all profits are used to give a hand-up to disadvantaged artisans.
To help alleviate global poverty and empower disadvantaged people to be respected and valued members of society.
To build a community of socially responsible WA handcrafters who are committed to helping disadvantaged artisans across the globe on their journey to become self-supporting. A significant focus for CAP is supporting artisans in developing countries who are living with disabilities, and single-parent families.
- To build a community hub for WA handcrafters to showcase their creative work & help raise funds to assist disadvantaged artisans across the globe.
- To provide opportunities for fledging crafters to connect with the broader artisan community.
- To promote the creative works of global artisans dealing with hardship on a daily basis.
- To provide avenues to support internationally based, disadvantaged artisans.
The Cre8ive Artisans Pod (CAP) is registered in Western Australia and operates as a not-for-profit social enterprise. We pledge that CAP assets and income shall be applied solely to achieve the goals of the organisation and that no portion shall be distributed directly or indirectly to members of the organisation except as bona fide compensation for services rendered or expenses incurred on behalf of the organisation.
Charity Wrapped in Dignity
Our aim is to empower disadvantaged artisans around the globe and help them earn a sustainable wage so that they can provide for their families. Earning a livable wage enables artisans to take control of their lives, boosts their self-esteem, and helps them be recognised as valued members of their communities.
We do this by providing funding to fair-trade social enterprises and NGO’s that provide training, equipment and materials to help people learn a craft. We also provide seed funding to artisans to develop small business opportunities and purchase beautiful handmade goods crafted by people with disabilities and other marginalised groups.
Gifting to CAP Shop
Join a community of socially responsible WA artisans who are working together to build a better future for our neighbours and our world.
One of the joys of crafting is giving. We invite all crafty people to gift a handmade product (or two…or three…) to the CAP shop and help raise funds for disadvantaged artisans in need of a hand up.