MERIDIAN is a social enterprise brand that designs, produces and sells unique and beautiful heirloom quality home décor, accents and textiles handmade by artisans from around the world. Each piece has been collected and curated through direct relationships with cooperatives and organizations in developing nations. Through these partnerships, we merge premium, contemporary designs with traditional skills, materials and authentic cultural techniques to positively impact artisan economic development. We practice fair trade principles, and every purchase provides a direct and meaningful income for our artisan partners.
We believe in the preservation of the diverse cultural heritage of handmade crafts from around the world. We collaborate with each of our partners to tell the story of the cultural context and handmade process behind every product. We celebrate the diversity of our artisan communities and respectfully work to preserve the indigenous traditions and techniques behind each product.
We take extra steps to ensure our artisan partners are paid fairly and promptly. We empower our providers to set prices within the framework of the true costs of labor, time, materials, sustainable growth, and related factors.
We collaborate with a range of artisan organizations including those committed to working with organic or recycled materials and/or within environmentally sustainable methods. We actively consider the implications of our business practices on the environment and we aim to reduce, reuse, reclaim, and recycle materials whenever possible.
We make a conscious effort to be respectful of the cultural identity of our products and production pipeline. We celebrate the diversity of our artisan community. Our collaborative development process merges the indigenous traditions and techniques of our creators with modern heritage designs and materials to provide sustainable income and work for our partners.
We are committed to working closely with boutique artisan organizations to connect the producers and their crafts to the global marketplace. Often these groups come from the most disadvantaged and marginalized communities; it is our commitment to partner with these organizations in order to provide access to the larger economy, job growth, supply chain improvements, and technical support.
We build partnerships with artisans in isolated communities and connect their work through story and celebration of their craft to the larger global economy. By purchasing a Meridian product, our customers will have a better understanding of where their piece comes from and why it’s an important part of the cultural identity of its origins.
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