Welcome To HoonArts Fair Trade
“HoonArts” is the fusion of the Tajik/Persian word for “craft” and the English word “arts,” which reflects our mission. We offer extraordinary hand-crafted gifts and accessories for the true lover of world culture, while building community and empowering artisans. Travel the exotic streets and mountain back roads of this little known corner of the world, explore the culture that reflects 3000 years of civilization, meet the people in our HoonArts community, and shop for one-of-a-kind and limited edition treasures crafted by master artisans on the other side of the globe. We are committed to Fair Trade principles in all aspects of our operations, so you can rest assured that your purchase is helping impoverished artisans build a brighter future for their families and communities. Come join us on this journey of a lifetime.
Who Is HoonArts?
Quality: We are committed to quality in every aspect of the HoonArts business. That means we sell only products that meet our high quality standards. Our 100% money-back guarantee on non-custom products is one aspect of our commitment to quality. We are also committed to making sure that our customer service and our business processes meet these same standards of quality. We welcome input from our customers and business partners to help us meet these standards.
Partnership: HoonArts is dedicated to the idea of partnership and mutual benefit with all the stakeholders in our enterprise, including our artisans, our customers, our volunteers and employees, and our other business relationships. We value input from all our stakeholders. Our goal is to create long-term, meaningful relationships with all our stakeholders.
Education: We are committed to sharing knowledge as part of our business process, in order to build closer relationships with all our stakeholders, and ultimately a more peaceful, prosperous, and connected global community. We will share information about our artisans, their history, culture and artistic traditions. We will also share general information that we believe our stakeholders will find useful and interesting. Our educational resources currently include:
- This website and our online store.
- Our Facebook page
- Our newsletter and blogs (Sign up here.)
- Our Pinterest site
- Our YouTube site
We anticipate expanding these resources over time.
Global Community: We are committed to building a more peaceful, prosperous and connected global community. One aspect of that commitment is our “Community Counts” program. We donate 1% of each sale to Bridges to Tajikistan, and 1% of each sale to the nonprofit organization of the customer’s choice. For more details about our Community Counts program, click here.
Balance: We believe that one of the keys to creating a peaceful, prosperous and connected global community is balance in all aspects of life and business. For HoonArts, that means that as a business, we are committed to a triple bottom line: people, planet and profit, i.e. a focus that reflects our commitment to balancing social, environmental, and economic considerations. Our commitment to Fair Trade principles is one aspect of our pledge. We also value work/life balance for all the stakeholders in our enterprise. That means, for example, that we work closely with our artisans to take into account family and other commitments that may impact their product delivery schedules.
If you see any aspect of our business that you believe is not consistent with our values, please send CEO Rikki Quintana a personal message at email@example.com, and we will respond within 48 hours (unless we’re traveling, and out of internet reach, in which case you’ll receive an automated message telling you when you can expect to hear from us). If you do not hear from us within 48 hours, you’ll receive a coupon for 10% off your next order.
To meet our artisans, the heart and soul of HoonArts, click here.
Meet Our Team
HoonArts could not function without its extraordinary team of volunteers. They assist with research, local craft and trunk shows, marketing, and so much more.