Artesan Profile: Bunosilo, India

Tell us about Bunosilo. Bunosilo, started in November 2015, So it’s just 4 months old now! We provide good quality, well fitting, handcrafted clothes made out of hand loomed fabric to the customers worldwide. We aim at promoting the dying craft techniques of our country and to generate sustainable employment opportunities to them. We also […]

Artesan Profile: Hands of Hope Artisan Carvers, Kenya

By Geoffrey Tamaro, Hands of Hope Artisan Carvers Hands of Hope Artisans Carvers Self Help Group (HHAC)is a registered charity in Kenya. The project was established in response to the tremendous number of vulnerable artisans, particularly women and youth. Located in the rural town of Tabaka,400km North West of Nairobi, the project’s goals are to […]

Artisans and India Fashion Week

  Recently, the Indian Fashion Week took the whole “who made my clothes” notion to another level. Designers took a novel approach by showcasing the artisans who create the clothes at various workstations on the ramp. It was great to read Vikas Pandey’s  (at the BBC) coverage of this great story: Artisans on the ramp […]

Artesan Profile : Connected In Hope

Earlier this month we featured Minke Dancha in our series celebrating International Women’s Day, who works with Connected In Hope. We caught up founder, Ryane Murnane to learn more about the organization. My background is in social work, and my early career was spent in Atlanta working with pregnant women who were battling drug addiction. […]

Social Impact Series: Eva Hernández Tolentino, Amarella – Mexico

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are showcasing the individuals who make up the artisan industry. Today, we are honoured to presentEva Hernández Tolentino who works with Amarella. My name is Eva Hernández Tolentino. I was the first artisan to join Amarella´s team. I currently live with one of my sons, my daughter and my husband. […]

Artesan Profile: Fiber Resource Center, Bangladesh

We were delighted to be introduced to Fiber Resource Center Bangladesh (FRC), an organization that produces fabric and textiles by recycling pineapple fiber and thrilled to have Ummaima Dawood, Director of FRC Bangladesh, share their fascinating story here. FRC Bangladesh, as the name implies, is an organization that researches and develops plant based fibers with […]

Unique dishes : Papier Mache bowls that look like crockery!

Social entrepreneur and papier mache aficionado Paul Dass has come out with series of new papier mache products that we couldn’t wait to share! These papier mache bowls and dishes look just like crockery and could have fooled us. Paul is the founder and director of proVision India, a nonprofit that develops practical, sustainable ways […]