NationWares is a non-profit and charitable social enterprise designed to create employment solutions that will end the cycle of poverty for marginalized and vulnerable people around the world. By designing and creating unique jewelry, fashion, accessories, and home decor to be sold in North America & the United Kingdom, our international partners gain hope and opportunity as they overcome poverty through the power of employment. NationWares artisans and designers receive access to local and international marketplaces, allowing them to earn income that provides food, clothing, shelter, education, and healthcare for their families. Each individual is paid a wage that is fair and even exceeds fair trade standards. This teaches people how to create savings accounts, and also leaves room for the person empowered to put some of their earnings into a "community pot" that supports development within their one community.
A person can go from being marginalized to empowered, employed, and a leader in their community in under one year! They also contribute to their larger economy by employing others and donating to community projects (like building schools, medical clinics, and wells etc).
Our programs equip people with exceptional needs, including physical or developmental disability, extreme poverty, and HIV/AIDS. With NationWares support they find education, financial and vocational training, and access to support networks that will enhance their business as they experience dignity and equality. All products are fair trade and made from local renewable resources making our impact social, economic, and environmental.