Pomelo is a not for profit social enterprise. We work with Myanmar artisans, disadvantaged groups and small local businesses to codesign, develop and sell quality handmade products with a contemporary twist. We provide a sustainable market place, skill trainings and creative design input to support the livelihoods of our producers, many of whom are struggling to overcome disability, exclusion and poverty.
Pomelo aims to capture the unique flavours of Myanmar design by locally sourcing all materials and celebrating traditional skills. Our empowering approach allows customers and producers to enjoy and benefit from unique Myanmar handicrafts.
Design is our most valuable resource. Through design we are able to empower a large community of people in need and transform their lives. Our business model proves to be succesful in creating prosperity and generating sustainable change.
The combination of design, an understanding of how business works and supported access to an international market are the key ingredients that benefit Pomelo producers and ensure that our customers have a meaningful shopping experience.
We work with each one of our producer groups on an individual basis; firstly focusing on their immediate needs and motivations then we work together to draw up goals and desired outcomes. We tailor our support and the products to their skills and interests in way that connects with them and the customer. This means we create passionately made, beautiful crafts and most importantly have happy producers and happy customers.