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By THREE SNAILS CORP
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About

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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. 
Free shipping. 

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.

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    Small succulents pot “Sky blue”

    Clay pot which matches the colour of the sky on sunny days. Full of elegance and allure, this breathable cutie will let you to cultivate your succulents in the best “healthy” way.

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    Hand knit wool socks

    Socks like the once knitted by grandmother will warm you up on winter days. Creating them from 100% wool yarn, handmade masters bring care, warmth and love right from the heart of the Carpathian mountains. Such socks is a good way to express your care and love to your friend!
    Unisex. 100% wool yarn.

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    Ceramic Mug “Milky Way”

    Ceramic handmade cup is made of natural clay which has got the energy of the Mother earth. It is made at the potter's wheel in exclusive milk technique. As after the first firing process the potter pours some milk inside the cup after what it undergoes the second firing at low temperature. Such ancient Ukrainian pottery making technique gives a special warm color to the mug and makes it leakproof. Perfect Christmas gift!
    250 ml

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    T-Shirt with Hutsul

    Designer's idea to create this shirts was very heartfelt. She wanted to integrate Ukrainian ethnic charm, traditions and art in modern daily life. So she created a collection of man and woman shirts with fascinating prints, based on old photos of real people that carry us away to the bottomless world of Ukrainian beauty.
    100% cotton.
    Available sizes range from S to XXL.
    We will contact you after the end of the campaign to decide on the size which serves you.

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    Hanging shelf "Triangle Field"

    Handmade rustic shelf-vase is the new way to decorate the wall. The set consists of wooden shelf hanging and four glass flasks for plants. The shelf hanging is made of natural pine wood. Exclusive design and natural materials are woven into unique composition matching eco trend. Wood artists create their crafts from the waste materials by taking to pieces old wooden houses so you shouldn’t be worried about the environment.

    Characteristics:
    Weight: 0,5 kg (1,1 lb)
    Height: 20 cm (7,9")
    Width: 40 cm (15,7")
    Thickness: 6 cm (2,4")
    Hole: 2,5 cm (1")
    Material: Pine
    Test Tube: 20x2 cm (7,9x0,9")

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    Beaded necklace “Nyzanky”

    Massive beaded necklace in ethnic ukrainian style will become a base for your image and fit any modern clothes. Full 66 strings of small beads are strung by hand, where the shortest string is 40 cm and the longest - 60 cm. This hard work is the result of plodding talented work of Ukrainian artist. They breathe tradition and ethnic aesthetics into your daily image that makes you unique.
    Available colors: red, black, violet, pink, orange. We will contact you after the end of the campaign to discuss which color do you want.

    Characteristics:
    Material: glass beads, clasp – lobster, metal fittings silver, in brass, bronze or black metal.
    Beads strung on strong thread of continuous polyester fibers.
    Technique: stringing.

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    Wool pillow "Warm dreams"

    Handmade wool pillow is made in the best tradition of handmade weaving. Soft and natural woolen filling helps you relax at the end of the hard day. Craftsmen gain wool by clipping sheep, which in not harmful and not painful for the animal, and proceed with making yarn themselves. They definitely know that natural materials give crafts a special powerful spirit.

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    Filling: 100% sheep wool
    Material: 100% sheep wool
    Size: 50х30

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    Woven lizhnyk "Gray gradient".

    Traditional woven wool blankets are so thick that often used as rugs. With deep respect for traditions it’s totally made by hands with the use of wooden looms and the whole process takes up to 2 weeks. The selection of colors and ornament designed to interweave a special symbols into it: sign of water portrayed in straight, broken lines. Handmade carpet for home helps to create a cozy atmosphere at your living room.

    Characteristics:
    Material: natural wool
    Size: 2 х 2,1 m
    Technique: weaving

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    Wooden wall clock “Bird”

    The design of these watches reflects the beauty of nature and designer's thoughts, which are transformed into an ideal combination of modern design, craftsmanship and greatness of nature. The watch is made of old pear tree which was not giving fruits anymore and would be cut down anyway.

    Characteristics:
    Material: Pear
    Depth: 3 cm (1,2")
    Width: 34 cm (13,4")
    Height: 30 cm (11,8")
    Weight: 2,4 kg (5,3 lb)

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