About the International Medical Corps Artisan Shop
International Medical Corps is a global non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering. Since our founding in 1984, we have delivered emergency medical care and related services to those affected by armed conflict, disaster and disease in more than 80 countries worldwide. We also train people in their own communities, providing them with the skills they need to recover and chart their path from relief to self-reliance.
International Medical Corps’ Artisan Shop was created as a way to extend our global lifesaving efforts. For every item purchased, International Medical Corps will receive 25% of the net revenue, which will help our teams be first there–no matter where–when disasters strike and allow our essential on-the-ground work to continue as long as we are needed. At the same time, your purchases help support the livelihood of talented artisans in communities where we’ve had relief efforts worldwide.
To bring the International Medical Corps shop to life, we have partnered with Novica. Since 1999 Novica has become one of the largest online fair-trade marketplaces for artisans worldwide–supporting artisans, their families and their communities. Novica works directly with artisans through their artisan empowerment hubs in Asia, Africa and Latin America. This partnership brings Novica’s proprietary infrastructure to International Medical Corps’ Artisan Shop, enabling artisan products to ship directly from the country they were made to your doorstep.