Commitment to Action

Tunisian Handicrafts: Support Through Export

Commitment by

Tunisian American Young Professionals (TAYP)

In 2015, Tunisian American Young Professionals (TAYP) committed to scale the Tunisian Handicraft Export Initiative, linking Tunisian artisans to global markets. TAYP will continue to cultivate sustainable business relationships between 30 artisans, many of whom are women, and potential buyers. This commitment will also strengthen artisans’ abilities to effectively penetrate a global market, through two main partnerships: 1) With a collection center in Tunis, supporting the center’s capacity to collect, package, and label products for international consumers; and 2) With a fulfillment center in the United States, in order to secure partnerships with additional international purchasers and strengthen commercial ties between the United States and Tunisia. Ultimately, this commitment will support, sustain, and expand employment opportunities, creating a set of best practices to strengthen the Tunisian artisanal sector, a significant first step in strengthening the overall health of the Tunisian economy.

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Commitment

Tunisian Handicrafts: Support Through Export

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$250,000

Region

Middle East & North Africa

Countries

TUNISIA

Commitment by

Tunisian American Young Professionals (TAYP)