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.
Working Together workshop in Bangalore, 10 May 2016
Working Together: Equitable and Effective Cooperation between Artisans and Designers Tuesday 10 May 2016, 9am-6pm Location: GoCoop CA Site No:1, GINSERV Building Behind Leela Palace Kodihalli, Bengaluru Karnataka 56008 Effective Partnerships between artisans and designers are required to sustain and take the craft sector ahead. The purpose of this workshop is to explore these partnership … Continue reading Working Together workshop in Bangalore, 10 May 2016
Pipal tree in Indonesia by Marty Hope
Founder of Pipal Tree, Marty Hope reflects on the benefits of working with Indonesian craft. His experience in developing a new batik range of clothing has brought him renewed appreciation of the benefits of collaboration.
Living Blue: Cultures-Based Innovations in Natural Dyeing and Sustainability Symposium
Dori Tunstall at Swinburne University is coordinating an indigenous cultural exchange involving natural dyes. The day-long seminar is a chance to learn about what happened and where it is going.
Crafted designs from Rwanda
A recent article by Jean Shange from the University of Rwanda documents a successful collaboration between design students and local ‘artists’.
Announcement of SANGAM and CRAFTISAN partnership
We’re very happy to announce a partnership with CRAFTISAN which offers an important link in the ethical supply chain.
From Colombia to Indonesia
Design student Alejandra Gomez travels to Pekalongan in Indonesia to experience the soul of batik. Finding similarity with the practical lives of her Colombian parents, Alejandra immerses herself in the batik world. Goméz believes that if Indonesian batik seeks more success in the international market it could try simplifying its designs.
Can our future be handmade?
Ashoke Chatterjee looks ahead to the Sustainable Development Goals that will be developed for 2015, with a hope it may address some of the urgent issues in the handcraft sector.
Priya Ravish Mehra makes art inspired by rafoogars
Priya Ravish Mehra is an influential figure in the Indian craft scene. For many years she has worked with traditional darners – ‘rafoogars’ – from her home town of Najibabad. In 2006, she brought out two rafoogars to Melbourne for the Commonwealth Games cultural festival, where they were the subject of great fascination as experts … Continue reading Priya Ravish Mehra makes art inspired by rafoogars
Samorn Sanixay and Global Sisters
Samorn Sanixay combines working as a designer in a Laos weaving workshop with her role as ‘big sister’ in support of Australian women refugees.
Sangam in batik
We’re very proud to show you the images of the Sangam banner made in batik by the master artisan Zahir Widadi, director of the Fakultas Batik in the Universitas Pekalongan, on the north coast of Java.
The wax on our fingers
Mala di Jari Kita is an innovative project combining batik with photography by artists Mintio Samantha Tio (Singapore) and Kabul Budi Agung Kuswara (Indonesia) in collaboration by the batik-makers of Kebon Indah, in Indonesia.