5 Tips for Working with Global Artisans

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5 Tips for Working with Global Artisans

By Rebecca van Bergen, founder and executive director of Nest, a nonprofit organization that brings visibility and viability to women who comprise the global community of artisans and homeworkers.

Working with artisans is no simple task. It comes with unique challenges and frustrations. But artisan partnership also brings opportunity on multiple levels: the opportunity to bring employment to women in rural communities who are experiencing high levels of poverty, illness, and social unrest; the opportunity to integrate rare craft techniques into your collections; and the opportunity to connect your consumers more deeply with the people and processes behind your collection…
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