Dan Beaded Handicraft, based in Dumasi-Krobo, Ghana, specializes in metal and bead work. Most of the artisans are from the local community.
Dan Beaded Handicraft was established in 1989 by Dan Tey Doku and his wife, Janet Teye, as a carpentry, joinery, bead-making and metalwork shop. Now, specializing in bead and metal work, the group produces metal and recycled glass bead home decor products such as candleholders, plate stands, towel racks, recycled glass bead fashion accessories and jewelry.
Dan Beaded Handicraft has received training and support through the West Africa Trade Hub (WATH), a program of USAID that works with a range of small to mid-size businesses in West Africa. WATH's goal is to help facilitate trade in the international market for businesses in this region. One of the programs sponsored by WATH is SIAO, which brings buyers and handicraft artisans together each year in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. It was through this event that Ten Thousand Villages connected with Dan Beaded Handicraft.
Ten Thousand Villages began purchasing from Dan Beaded Handicraft in 2008. Ten Thousand Villages purchases metal and recycled glass bead home decor items.
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