Formed in 1983, Dominion Traders works with underprivileged artisans who make stone and shesham wood crafts in the city of Karachi. It disperses orders to independently owned and operated onyx workshops that own their own equipment and rent or own their facilities. Most are family businesses employing several family members. These workshops are scattered throughout Pakistan, and employ artisans of different religions and creeds who work together in cordial relationships. Benefits to artisans include profit sharing, pension plans, medical benefits, interest free loans and advances to the artists.