Who We Are
We are a fashionable, trend-setting retailer and a bold, ambitious social enterprise. We want to expose the world to the crafts we love and the artisans we admire. To make this dream a reality, we are creating a global community of artisans and consumers, NGOs and social businesses. United by a shared commitment to sustainability, transparency, and fair business, we can make shopping change peoples' lives.
Why "Trade Monkey?"
Our definition of trade is creating a global community that cultivates prosperity for producers and consumers alike. Monkeys are playful and curious creatures - always exploring, sharing, digging for more and wondering why. This mentality shines through all that we do and what we believe in. A tight-knit group of innovative and enthusiastic primates, we crave adventure and knowledge. We want to explore the world, share our wisdom and inspire others to do the same.
What’s that monkey doing?
In Sanskrit, the word Gyan means wisdom. Our monkey has his hands placed in a Gyan Mudra to symbolize the expansion of internal wisdom and the spreading of passion and knowledge outward into the world. Like our monkey, we believe you can have fun while doing good in the world (and look good, too!)