Nü 女 (n) \ˈnü, ˈnyü\ = Woman; female (Mandarin Chinese: third tone)
Market (n) \ˈmär-kət\ = A meeting together of people for the purpose of trade
who we are
Nü Market is a social enterprise committed to expanding women artisans' access to markets through e-commerce and retail partnerships.
Women in rural China who create beautiful handicrafts often have few job opportunities beyond agriculture.
With few economic incentives, handicraft traditions are at risk of disappearing. We want to change that.
Nü Market supports women artisans by opening economic opportunities and reinvesting in their communities.
We work with three women artisan communities in southwest China known for their intricate embroidery, hand-weaving and indigo batik.
Training for the future
We reinvest our profits into training initiatives in partner communities.