The story of Tribal Voices begins with a passion for traveling and collecting artifacts along the way. Now we want to share this collection with as many people as we can.
Our mission is to build and maintain sustainable partnerships with artisans from around the world, by connecting them with customers through our brick and mortar stores and now an online marketplace.
Our handmade goods showcase our partner artisans’ traditional skills and their dedication to preserving their artisanal techniques.
We source all of the artisans’ products ethically and practice fair trade principles. We also acknowledge and celebrate the interdependency of people around the world as well as our responsibility to help others.
While exploring the colourful and eclectic markets throughout Southeast Asia and Nepal, it was next to impossible to not become fully immersed in the culture and the art that surrounded us. We met inspiring, vibrant, hard working people who were producing handmade goods using the same techniques that had been passed down in their culture and families for generations. We appreciated their talents, admired their products, and knew our family and friends would also value these handcrafted items that we discovered. After returning home, we began envisioning what it would take to make that possible.
In 1992, we opened up our first store in downtown Peterborough, and embarked on a journey that would not have been possible without the valuable relationships we formed along the way. We continue to maintain these relationships to this day and it is by building on this mutually beneficial relationship that our customers are offered the opportunity to purchase unique products from around the world. Our goal is to help our global partners showcase their traditional skills to a broad audience who can appreciate these cultural techniques that have been perfected over centuries.
Today, Tribal Voices has grown to four locations in Ontario, carrying not only the handicrafts that inspired us from the very beginning, but also a large selection of sterling silver jewellery with authentic and high quality gemstones, wellness products, as well as one-of-a-kind furniture and home decor pieces!
Tribal Voices works with 24 artisan countries in 3 continents.
Our global partners who have mastered ancient techniques passed down to them by their ancestors, are proud to share their knowledge, traditions, and skills with you.