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Collaborative Group

We connect artisans in the developing world with brands looking to create beautiful products while having a powerful impact.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2011
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Through our market based solution brands can access hundreds of vetted artisan groups to find the ones that meet their specific needs. We create collaborations that provide sustainable livelihoods to underserved populations and unique, socially impactful, and profitable products to our brand partners.


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    Kathleen Wright
    CEO and founder

    Kathleen Wright graduated from the University of Illinois. She has been working directly with artisans in the developing world for more than six years. She began this work as the Marketing and Sales Director for Nest, a nonprofit organization that provides microloans, education and training to women artisans in developing countries. While working with Nest, Kathleen witnessed firsthand the need for artisans to have access to the Western Market an

Previous Investors

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    Impact Engine, Chuck Templeton, Dennis Barsema, Steve Davis
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    Linda Puzziti Henry, Pi Investments, Sheryl and Stopher Bartol
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    Cindy Chiang, Paul Lefort