Fair Start is a revolutionary design brand – it offers desirable products for curious consumers and enables asylum seeking artists and craftsmen support themselves during their insecure journey. Fair Start is not a charity, it’s an ambitious design project at the age of internet of things and crowd sourcing.
With this, what seems like simple idea, a global digital gift shop with meaningful and desirable products, artisan refugees are able to turn their special skills into profit. In a way, Fair Start crossbreeds Etsy, Fair Trade, Uber and Ebay.
The brand was born based on Startup Refugees network’s simple discovery: a growing interest for imported artisan & ethnic jewelry, wooden ware, carpets and decorative items among design enthusiasts meanwhile the skilled craftsmen and artists are, by fortune, actually living around Europe in refugee centers and camps. We didn’t see this as an obstacle but a challenge for us to solve.