Identify refugee artisans

Partner refugee artisans with existing local enterprises

Provide technical and design support to develop product lines using traditional skillsets

Provide market access through the MADE51 brand

How MADE51 Works How MADE51 Works How MADE51 Works

Identify Refugee Artisans

How MADE51 Works How MADE51 Works How MADE51 Works

Partners Refugee Artisans with Existing Local Enterprises

Provide Technical and Design Support to Develop Products Lines Using Traditional Skill-sets

How MADE51 Works How MADE51 Works

Provide Market Access Through the MADE51 Brand

How MADE51 Works How MADE51 Works How MADE51 Works

Identify Refugee Artisans

How MADE51 Works How MADE51 Works How MADE51 Works

Partners Refugee Artisans with Existing Local Enterprises

Provide Technical and Design Support to Develop Products Lines Using Traditional Skill-sets

How MADE51 Works How MADE51 Works

Provide Market Access Through the MADE51 Brand

  • Identify
    Refugee
    Artisans
  • Utilize
    Skills And
    Tradition
  • Partner with
    Local Social
    Enterprises
  • Ensure
    Ethical
    Compliance

    add technical expertise and capacity building

  • fresh
    product
    design
  • business
    toolkit
  • integrated
    technology
  • innovative
    marketing
    platforms

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sustainable
business model
for refugees artisans

Technical
Experience

MADE51 is designed to be a joint effort; the technical expertise of key industry leaders is essential for MADE51 to be a success. UNHCR is seeking Strategic Partners to complete MADE51. Private sector companies and development actors are expected contributors.

Innovation Market
Platform

MADE51 introduces buyers to a global collection of refugee artisanal products. Through MADE51, the global collection is branded, launched, and managed. It links makers to markets. MADE51 aims for consistent orders based on fair terms while also embracing opportunities to create special collections.

Local Enterprise
Engagement

Experienced, ethical enterprises are selected to work locally with refugee artisans. They manage orders, production and logistics for refugee-made product lines. In exchange, they receive support to sustainably incorporate this line into their operations. MADE51 stimulates local economies.

Fresh Product
Design

Designers participate as members of the MADE51 design team to build a strong and exciting collection. MADE51 design incorporate long-term design trends while introducing patterns, motives, and techniques relevant to refugees’ culture. The opportunities to merge contemporary design with time-honored techniques are endless.

Business
Toolkit

The toolkit, coupled with customized business development coaching, gives enterprises the acumen and resources they need to effectively set up and manage their MADE51 product line. Introducing standardized business practices protects refugee artisans and the supporting social enterprises.

Integrated
Technology

Refugee artisans face numerous hurdles in trying to supply distant customers, which can seem insurmountable. Introducing technology offers a multitude of solutions. Apps can be built to track efficient production and tablets can help artisans manage orders and control quality. Remote locations can benefit from e-learning.

Ethical
Compliance

UNHCR conducts an assessment to certify that its local social enterprise partner abides by fair workplace practices, as defined by UNHCR Protection principles and Fair Trade standards. UNHCR continues to monitor workplace practices and measure impact so that the wellbeing of refugee artisans can be ensured.