HDIF's handicrafts bring Armenia’s rich cultural traditions to life. Hailing from more than 15 locations in the country, our producer partners make high quality products with unparalleled skill and talent. Thanks to HDIF’s initiative, vibrant handicraft enterprises have emerged throughout Armenia and our artisans, who are mostly women, are employed in rewarding jobs.
We empower local artisans by providing fairly paid, good quality, local employment and business-skills training for women (and some men) in Armenia's rural villages, border towns, and cities. The money our producer partners earn provides supplemental household incomes to support families, send kids to school, and live a more stable life.
HDIF products are known and recognized around the world. Each product is a one-of-a-kind creation, made with loving care. The beautiful handicrafts are distinct because of their professional quality and careful attention to detail. Imbued into each piece is the story of Armenia and its ancient heritage.