Acacia Creations is a woman-owned business founded in 2007 with a mission to bring dignified long-term income to global artisans. During her work in refugee camps across Africa, the founder, Maura, noticed the natural artistic talent of the residents and the beautiful hand-crafted items they produced. At the same time, she also saw the frustration of artisans with no outlet to sell their crafts and no way to generate income from their work. And so Acacia Creations was founded as a way to connect artisans with the global consumer marketplace. Maura still lives in Kenya and works directly with thousands of artisans across the continent. Acacia Creations now also partners with artisans in Tanzania, India, Vietnam and the Philippines.