We help artisans evolve their craft for a global audience, while at the same time, preserving traditional techniques with centuries of history.
We partner with social enterprises that promote and honour the craft and skills of local artisans in Kenya while showcasing their designs and craft to a global audience. For the fourth edition of Field Notes, we feature our artisan partners in Kenya. We spoke to Marta, a development professional who works as our partner in bringing Kenyan crafts to conscious consumers like you.
This week, I was lucky enough to fly to Geneva, Switzerland to meet with our friends at UNHCR as well as attend the Nansen Refugee Award Ceremony! It was a whirlwind of a trip, complete with the opportunity to learn more about the UNHCR mission to help refugee artisans as well as a chance to explore Geneva.
At Artisan & Fox, we’re constantly inspired by the rich history of the communities where our artisans live. We co-create artisanal jewellery with our artisans that seeks to highlights the wealth of cultural heritage embedded within each region. During our recent trip to Afghanistan to collaborate with our artisan partners, we sought to discuss the Minaret of Jam - a historical Afghan monument that has endured the sands of time
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
With our new Threads Of Syria capsule collection, our project has a firm belief in development beyond aid. Development agencies and workers are crucial to the alleviation of suffering, but there is also a need to go beyond aid in providing dignified economic opportunity for refugees.