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TO THE MARKET was launched in November of 2014 by Jane Mosbacher Morris. Morris's motivation for founding TO THE MARKET stemmed from a number of experiences, not the least of which was close to seven years working in the government and not-for-profit world and being exposed to communities desperate for economic opportunity.
She devised TO THE MARKET’s specific business model after a trip to India she took while working for the McCain Institute. While in India, she had the opportunity to visit two social enterprises employing human trafficking survivors producing products (the co-ops were Sari Bari and Freeset). These cooperatives and their approaches of providing economic independence to survivors through the dignity of work inspired me to build on this model. She knew that there was a huge opportunity to align growing consumer demand for social impact products with the incredible capacity of these survivor artisans!
TO THE MARKET economically empowers vulnerable communities through artisan enterprise. We specifically focus on survivors of conflict, abuse and disease, the majority of whom are women. We partner with artisan groups around the world to help sell their goods, tell their stories, and grow their businesses.