Three Snails (Canceled)
Three Snails (Canceled)
The first ethical marketplace from Eastern Europe (ethical,sustainable,eco-friendly,conscious shopping,handmade,handicrafts,artisans)
The first ethical marketplace from Eastern Europe (ethical,sustainable,eco-friendly,conscious shopping,handmade,handicrafts,artisans) Read more
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Three Snails.com is a team of 20 people. We are concerned about the problem of what is happening in Ukraine, namely, the fact that millions of people in Ukrainian regions are below the poverty line, getting an income of 50-150 USD per month. Feeling desperate and being enable to make money, they leave abroad for any possible job and our culture disappears, disperses, dissolves into the world.
But meanwhile, Ukrainians is a nation of talented artisans, legends, natural materials, eco friendly techniques and unique traditions which are kept for centuries. But we are unknown in the world because huge Ukrainian areas and people, living there don’t have Internet, PayPal and necessary knowledge to reach the global market.
In Three Snails we believe that in the era of faithless products and mass production, authentic traditions, symbols and crafts are worth reviving. We want to give a new spin to our artisans and our culture including them in the ethical shopping trend.
- To foster and promote Ukrainian cultural handicrafts and traditions worldwide by empowering local artisans
- We provide the platform through which craftsmen can reach consumers across the world
- We work to give artisans all necessary consulting, service, marketing and operational support, helping to improve the crafts and create the product description, we take the photos, load to the internet, promote through social media, etc
- We aim to give them a chance to stay in Ukraine, to continue doing what they love, to live in their families, to follow national identity and to keep our cultural traditions
For three years with our own money we built a platform, gathered a team and debugged all internal processes: sales, marketing, creating photos, texts and video content. We achieved that 1000 Ukrainian artisans with their families receive a stable income. Now, in order to engage with the next craftsmen, create video, distribute content to the world media, we collect money. We believe that after this amount we will be able to pay all these tasks independently.
The idea to create Three Snails came up as a response to the global demand for uniqueness and authenticity, as well as growing trend for ethical shopping. More and more buyers value emotions, energy, legend and symbols incorporated in goods. They want to know who made this products and how production affected the environment.
Three years ago we believed that exactly craftsmen and small responsible manufacturers could totally meet these demands.Than we catched that here, in Ukraine we have everything what people value and want in today's world: eco-friendly techniques, natural materials, craft traditions, legends, culture, and people who love what they do. Since that moment our story started.
We’ve started as a classical marketplace for handmade goods made in Ukraine. Soon after we’ve realized that despite a great potential, not many artisans were joining our platform. And we’ve got to know reasons: many rurals don’t have internet connection, no Paypal accounts, no good photos or product description and very often – no believes that what they do might be in demand abroad.
Many Ukrainians, who for centuries used to make living from crafts, faced the economic crisis, became disappointed and waived their art in favor of any lucrative career. Very often, in order to sustain their families, artisans forced to move to the bigger cities or abroad and look for a low qualified job. Their houses and even villages remain empty and we automatically lose our craft traditions and culture, passed from generation to generation.
- 1000+ artisans from all over Ukraine have joined our community
- 9000+ handmade crafts are available on our marketplace
- 90% of the artisans we work with are women
- 220,000 USD was paid out to artisans in 2016
- We have delivered Ukrainian crafts to more than 90 countries
- 16,000+ users follow our social media page dedicated to Ukrainian culture and traditions
While assisting in branding, selling and marketing Three Snails charges nothing from artisans.
Cultural and Artistic Traditions for Future Generations to Enjoy.
Three Snails team generates revenue based on commission taken from the customers being able to make artist assistance for free
All of our backers should expect to receive their rewards no later than 15th of December 2017.
Small succulents pot “Sky blue” $10
Hand knit wool socks $19
Ceramic Mug “Milky Way” $24
T-Shirt with Hutsul $25
Hanging shelf "Triangle Field" 39$
Beaded necklace 45$
Wool pillow "Warm dreams" 49$
Woven lizhnyk "Gray gradient" $150
Wooden wall clock “Bird” $160
Risks and challenges
We’ve got a whole team of passionate experts working to deliver this project and have done everything possible to minimise the risks involved.
We’ve calculated all of our shipping costs and fees in advance, so that there shouldn’t be any unexpected surprises. However sometimes goods can get stuck in customs, which causes delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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