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  • Asha Handicrafts
    July 28, 2019 Aahlada Chennupati

    Asha Handicrafts

    Asha Handicrafts was started in 1975 to preserve the craft of handiwork and to create projects for artisans. Asha Handicrafts works with over 800 artisans. Artisans work primarily with wood, hornbone, ceramics and textiles. Asha means hope in sanskrit, an Indian language.

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  • Kazi Goods
    June 20, 2019 Aahlada Chennupati

    Kazi Goods

    Greg Stone and Alicia Wallace started Kazi Goods to bring beautifully handcrafted products to fashion forward consumers. Kazi Goods are made by over 3200 artisans in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana and Burundi. Most artisans are from rural villages in Africa and are trained by Kazi with the required skills. Products from Kazi are modern, have distinctive colors and make a statement.

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  • Wolof Women Artisans
    June 19, 2019 Aahlada Chennupati

    Wolof Women Artisans

    Wolof Women Artisans specialize in coil style of basket weaving. Basket weaving has been practiced in Senegal for generations. Wolof girls learn weaving techniques from their mothers and aunts. Among the Wolof, basket weaving is a woman’s craft.

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  • Community Crafts Association of Philippines
    June 19, 2019 Aahlada Chennupati

    Community Crafts Association of Philippines

    Community Crafts Association of the Philippines (CCAP) is a nonprofit organization that helps communities of artisans sell their handcrafted products in local and global markets. CCAP was started in 1973 and is one of the oldest fair trade organizations in the Philippines. Today the organization continues to empower hundreds of Filipino artisans. CCAP artisans use locally available natural fibers such as bamboo, rattan, coconut and grasses to create their beautiful products. CCAP works with over 900 artisans from 11 provinces in Philippines.

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  • Noahs Ark
    June 19, 2019 Aahlada Chennupati

    Noahs Ark

    Moradabad is a city with half the population involved in metal handicrafts. Samuel Masih established Noah's Ark in 1986 to create export trade. Today, Noah's Ark works with over 500 artisans. Like the biblical story of Noah's Ark saving mankind, the organization is preserving metal craft and the craftsmen.

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  • VLiving
    June 19, 2019 Aahlada Chennupati

    VLiving

    VLiving is a home décor brand founded by Vaishali Sinha. Vaishali plays a key role in design and production, hence the name VLiving. She draws ideas from traditional crafts like Morocco’s handira, Central Asia’s shyrdak, Japan’s shibori and Mexico's aztec prints.

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  • Tradeaid Integrated
    June 19, 2019 Aahlada Chennupati

    Tradeaid Integrated

    Apokerah Nicholas started Tradeaid Integrated after his undergraduate research on the basket weavers of Bolgatanga district. He realized the significance of basket weavers to the community and to the district of Bolgatanga. Tradeaid works with over 49 basket weaving communities in Bolgatanga district.

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  • The Burnt Soul
    June 19, 2019 Aahlada Chennupati

    The Burnt Soul

    A chance fire accident reduced their workshop a few years ago to ashes. They rebuilt it from the remains and decided to build something beautiful and brand new. Hence the name The Burnt Soul. The brand was founded by Gatik Bhandari and Monisha Bhandari.

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  • Tara Projects
    June 19, 2019 Aahlada Chennupati

    Tara Projects

    Tara Projects was started by Shyam Sharma, a Professor at Jamia Millia Islamia University in 1966. Tara Projects provided opportunities for craftsmen living around the university and surronding neighborhoods. Today, Tara actively engages in providing support to the production and marketing of handicrafts for craftsmen living in New Delhi and also in Northern India. Tara stands for Trade Alternative Reform Action.

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