Flourish Planet is a new, innovative, e-commerce model that aims to revolutionize the way minority and indigenous artisans are supported as makers, entrepreneurs, and brands.  As a maker-first, social benefit business, Flourish Planet funnels profits back to artisan makers through a model that promotes radical transparency, sustainability, inclusivity, and integrity.

Flourish Planet came to be through years of experience and innovation that started with Industree Foundation, founded in the year in India 2000, to holistically tackle the root causes of poverty. It does this by cultivating an ownership-based, organized, creative manufacturing ecosystem for women micro-entrepreneurs.  The nonprofit organization, Creative Million, was formed in 2019 in the US in order to widen the scope of artisan initiatives becoming more global and inclusive. 
Flourish.Shop was initially launched in India in 2020 to create global market access for the makers Industree has trained, and for artisan groups that align with their values globally. Flourish Planet, the US-based site, launched in 2022, hosts makers from Asia, North America, and South America. Over time, we plan to grow our network of marketplaces to bring customers a truly global experience.


Flourish Planet is a new model for direct-to-consumer - one with the end maker at the forefront. Everything we do, every consideration we make, we do with our makers in mind, starting with our non-profit model. We offer a platform to makers, including those from minority and indigenous communities, to showcase their products and tell their stories.

We support our  makers  with training, marketing, brand building, capacity building, curation and what we have learned working with artisans and in the social impact space  for more than 20 years through our Flourish Framework. Read the comprehensive report of our journey through 2023 and plans for the year ahead.


Our values are at the center of everything that we do, working to ensure that everyone in the supply chain from maker to consumer is celebrated and informed. Our values include inclusivity, sustainability, integrity and transparency - illustrated across our brand as 4 dots that remind us, our makers, our partners and our consumers, that this way of purchasing, with power, can be transformative for people and the planet.


Flourish Planet focuses on minority and indigenous brands, bringing to life the stories of African American, Latin-American or Native American makers and artisans. Few sustainable marketplaces work to aggregate these makers as minorities or with a regional focus, as Flourish Planet is doing for North America and Mexico.


We ensure that our makers engage in manufacturing practices such as recycling, upcycling, reuse, and reduction of resources used to ensure minimal amount of waste. All products on Flourish Planet are made, sourced, and packaged with renewable, biodegradable, recyclable, or reclaimed materials.


In prioritizing fair and equitable wages, artisans can improve so many aspects of their lives including access to health care, education for their families, better nutrition, and higher status in their families and communities.


Transparency is essential to foster sustainable livelihoods for makers, and impactful, conscious consumption. Consumers become changemakers when they decide to make purchases that deliver real impact on global communities by supporting their livelihoods, and we want to ensure everyone in the value chain is informed about what makes up the final cost of a product.

Each product on our platform has a cost breakdown that looks like this:

Raw Material Cost

Expenses associated with sourcing natural raw materials locally

Artisan Wages 

Amount of the total cost that the artisans retain as payment

Producer Group Margin

Amount of the total cost that the brand retains both as profit and to cover operating costs

Flourish Planet Mission Margin

As a registered public benefit corporation, all payment retained by Flourish Planet is used to cover operating costs and initiatives to benefit artisans 

The US marketplace of Flourish Planet is operated by Flourish Planet Social Benefit Corporation, a Delaware registered public benefit corporation. Flourish Planet is a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Million Inc., registered 501(c)(3) tax exempt charity whose mission is to help develop sustainable livelihoods for artisans.

This legal structure ensures that all profits made by the marketplace are used for initiatives that directly and solely benefit artisans.