Welcome to a global marketplace of
extraordinary handcrafted gifts with amazing stories to tell. All of our
products at The Silk Road are either fair trade certified, or ethically
traded. Our artisans receive fair wages, safe working conditions, and
the dignity that comes with self sufficiency Some of our programs provide microloans to women
owned businesses, education for street children, rehabilitation of marginalized
women, and the building of schools, hospitals, and safe drinking water
systems. Because our items are all made by hand, there might be some slight imperfections. This is part of their character and makes your piece a true one of a kind masterpiece.
Why The Silk Road?
The shop is named after the ancient Silk Road trading
route. During the 1st century, this network of trading routes extended
from eastern China through the Middle East and Northern Africa into Italy and
Greece. As traders traveled into the various cultures and civilizations,
they shared their art, religion, and technology which led to a cross cultural
understanding. That's what I want to achieve here at The Silk Road
Market. Not only fair trade for artisans around the world, but a cultural
understanding and appreciation.
I invite you to step in to The Silk Road
Market, see the extraordinary gifts our artisans make, and listen to the
stories they have to tell.