Field Notes ft. Afrika Tiss

Our third edition of the Field Notes series spotlights an organisation whose work has inspired young individuals interested in fashion and design, to reintroduce ethics and the principle of exchange into their work. Much like Artisan & Fox, they firmly believe in a co-creative approach that values creative, technical, and human exchange across cultures.

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Field Notes ft. Turquoise Mountain Jordan

The Levant is a region that’s rich with cultural heritage and valuable traditional crafts. However, recent events in the region have caused it’s craft enterprise to dwindle and left the youth without a connection to their cultural heritage. Discover the extraordinary work done by Turquoise Mountain to preserve the region’s culture and knowledge.

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Field Notes ft. Tight-Knit Syria

Our work at Artisan & Fox wouldn’t be possible without our incredible partners. This Field Notes goes behind-the-scenes to better understand the origins of TKS, our partner for the Threads Of Syria project. Discover how TKS has manifested over the years through a bottom-up approach that turns informal, honest conversations with refugee women into action with their Founder Dana Kandalaft.

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Reinvigorating the Seas - The Living Coral Scarf

Did you know that coral reefs are more than just homes for sea creatures? Known as the ‘Rainforests of the Sea’, coral reefs cover less than 1% of the ocean, but are home to almost 25% of all known marine species. However, these beautiful ecosystems are facing risks of extinction due to global warming, pollution and overfishing.

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Organic Cotton - Is It Truly Sustainable?

We’ve always believed that ethical businesses can change the narrative for entire ecosystems in developing regions. At Artisan & Fox, we seek to uncover the human stories behind the things we love and wear, and this includes knowing the origin of our materials. We’ve heard so many wonderful stories about organic cotton, but wondered, is organic cotton truly a better alternative to the regular cotton, or is it simply a marketing tool?

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Cultural Exchange or Appropriation?

As an ethical business that seeks to provide artisans across the Majority World with a platform to share their craft with the international market, cultural appropriation is a topic close to our heart. Here’s what we think could be healthy cultural exchange that benefits its original makers and respects the cultural origins.

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