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For more than 25 years BGC has practiced the art of empowering artisans through business development.  We have helped thousands of artisans, designers, producers and exporters in emerging economies find viable options and creative solutions to grow their businesses locally, regionally and internationally.

BGC develops market-driven programs to ensure sustainable & scalable results. Continually we are proving that the creative industries are important economic drivers for emerging economies.

My first trip to Africa was to Mali with Elaine. She has an impressive network throughout West Africa, she thoroughly knows textiles and the entire crafts industry. I'm sure that the strength of the relationships with my current producers is a result of her support and assistance. 

                 Harper Poe, Owner, Proud Mary

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