Having spent three years developing the Code of Practice for Partnerships in Craft & Design, it is now time to add some nuts and bolts to the chassis. We are currently developing model contracts and checklists to inform designers and artisans about industry standards.
At the Sangam Project, we developed the following model of best practice:
There are a number of issues raised that go beyond this contract, such as:
- who pays for sampling cost
- who is responsible for shipment
- when should payment be made
In order to further develop the code, it would be good to get opinions on issues that should be included. By then end, we can have a document available to both designers and artisans as a practical model for collaboration.
Comments are welcome below or send your thoughts to us through our contact page.