BUYING OUR PRODUCTS YOU SUPPORT THE ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTE TO MAINTAINING POLISH HANDICRAFT TRADITION.
My Poland is an organization that works as a socially-aware and tested company supporting Polish original handicraft and taking care of worldwide promotion of Polish handicraft.
By purchasing our products you help us to preserve the traditions of Polish handicraft and you support the artists we work with. We help the artists by presenting handmade products in unconventional, modern way, combining tradition with modernity, and attracting a broader group of customers for handicrafts. My Poland also takes care of maintaining the tradition of handicrafts in different regions of Poland by presenting the workshops and artists we work with. Creating a short film and photographic reportages about the authors, we explain to the modern customers how handicrafts are created and show their value as products "with soul", shaped by the personality of the artist, history of the region and the centuries-old tradition. We are the only Polish company that has been selected to be a member of the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise organization - a foundation that supports the worldwide development of the artisan sector.
We cooperate with handicraft masters from all over Poland.
What distinguishes us is superior craftmanship - 100% hand made by masters of different craft disciplines and by reputed designers. We reach out directly to artists who are recognized as authorities on the subject, such as: embroidery, lace or ceramics, and who were rewarded. Most of the artists have a status of “ licensed folk artist”, granted by The Association of Folk Artists - one of the most influential organization in Poland in the field of folk art.
We support forgotten professions
Finding people practicing forgotten professions is our passion. We establish contacts with handicraft professionals, whose work is highly valued for its uniqueness. Many of these people are older persons. Their craft will pass away with them because their handicraft professions are time-consuming and labour-intensive and therefore, they cannot find young persons willing to continue their work. This group of “old-fashioned professionals” includes, among others, wickerworkers, weavers, laceworkers and potters manufacturing grey ceramics, which is referred to as “siwaki” in Polish.