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Artisan Global is a 501c(3) non profit that develops sustainable jobs, strategies and workspaces alongside international artisan businesses in post-conflict regions. 


We are working together with international artisan businesses to elevate entrepreneurs and break cycles of extreme poverty. This vision is built on a core belief that through strong relationships and cross-cultural collaboration, we can create sustainable change together.

Our first pilot project is in progress in Gulu, Uganda. We are building a multi-purpose Artisan Workspace that will give work and rapidly increase employment opportunities in Northern Uganda.



The Artisan Global team is made up of people from different cultures and cities, united by a common goal to create solutions to eradicate poverty through sustainability and entrepreneurship. Our team lives in Charleston, SC, Los Angeles, CA and Kampala and Gulu, Uganda.

Bios coming soon!

LAUREN SHIPLEY , Executive Director and Co-Founder

LAUREN SHIPLEY, Executive Director and Co-Founder

DEVON FELDMETH , Global Director and Co-Founder

DEVON FELDMETH, Global Director and Co-Founder

ASHLEY LIMEHOUSE , Director of Wellness

ASHLEY LIMEHOUSE, Director of Wellness

KETTY PROMISE , ArtisanApparel Director

KETTY PROMISE, ArtisanApparel Director

BOSCO ORYEM , Product Design Director

BOSCO ORYEM, Product Design Director

SHANTI PIENIAK , Operations Director

SHANTI PIENIAK, Operations Director

MIKAYLA KNIZEVSKI , Creative Director

MIKAYLA KNIZEVSKI, Creative Director

VERONICA LONYERA , Lead Fashion Designer

VERONICA LONYERA, Lead Fashion Designer

EMMA MUGISHA , ArtisanGulu Architect

EMMA MUGISHA, ArtisanGulu Architect

SARAH KUKIE , Project Design Manager

SARAH KUKIE, Project Design Manager