Cre8ive Artisans Pod
A not-for-profit online shop selling handcrafted products gifted by crafty Western Australian artisans
Products are gifted to the Cre8ive Artisans Pod (CAP) shop for sale to raise funds for vulnerable artisans who need a helping hand until they can earn a sustainable income.
Most items are one-off unique creations or only available in a limited range of designs, sizes or colours. Item prices include the cost of materials and a small donation in lieu of payment for the crafters time and effort.
Where appropriate, we have included links to the artisans websites or online shops so that you can find out more about their work if you desire.
Gifting to the Shop
One of the joys of crafting is giving. If you are a crafty person we invite you to join our community and gift a handcrafted product (or two…) to the shop and help raise funds for artisans in need.
Who we support
All profits from the sale of items on the Cre8ive Artisans Pod are donated to organisations that assist vulnerable artisans on their journey to become self-sustaining.
Our founding beneficiary is: Ability Fair Trade Village, (AFTV) a not-for-profit fair-trade social enterprise in Siem Reap, Cambodia. AFTV sells high-quality, locally made art and crafts with a focus on recycled and eco-friendly materials and packaging. Their aim is to provide a platform for developing sustainable livelihoods for people with disabilities living in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Due to the COVID-19 economic crisis the shop is currently closed and the artisans now have no or little income. Naret Chhoy, the Director/Trustee of AFTV is using the retail shop premises to run the Siem Reap Food Bank (SRFB). The SRFB is an AFTV project that commenced in April 2020 to help feed the AFTV artisans and other vulnerable families impacted by COVID-19 until they can return to earning a sustainable income.
- Beginners – Learn how to crochet basic stitches
- Novices – Learn how to crochet accessories (e.g. bags, baskets, boots, hats, or sandals)
- Price – $30 per person | Duration – 3 hours (min. 2 & max. 8 people per workshop)
Workshops will be run on demand. Register your interest in attending either a beginner or Novice workshop.