A Special Alchemy of Color and Texture from Design Ateliers

A Special Alchemy of Color and Texture from Design Ateliers

As part of a series of “fireside chats” sponsored by R.I.S.E. Artisan Fund, Hema Shroff Patel and Maddalena Forcella discussed their approach to design, heritage crafts, and their design studios. Both designers work collaboratively with highly skilled spinners, dyers,...
Hyper-local Manufacturing on the Final Frontier

Hyper-local Manufacturing on the Final Frontier

As part of a series of “fireside chats” sponsored by R.I.S.E. Artisan Fund, Amneh Shaikh-Farooqui of Polly & Other Stories and Afshan Abbas of Fuchsia Shoes conversed from opposite sides of the globe about the artisans of Pakistan, the final frontier for impact...
Understanding Informality in India’s Artisan Economy

Understanding Informality in India’s Artisan Economy

Official figures put the number of artisans in India at 7 million. Unofficially, 200 million people directly or indirectly depend on craft for a livelihood. When we discuss the artisan economy, there is a huge perception gap. Much like the parable of the blind men and...
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