Here at the Charlie Gardner Collection & Grand Giving, we believe in organizations such as Aid to Artisans.
AID TO ARTISANS: Inspiring, innovative, and sustainable, Aid to Artisans is an organization that creates economic opportunities for artisan groups globally. Aid to Artisans provides market access, business training and product development for artisan groups, creating an infrastructure that continues to support the artisan community where livelihoods, communities, and craft traditions are marginal or at risk.
"We blend a passion for the deep-rooted cultures and handmade traditions of the developing world with a commitment to building profitable businesses. Environmentally sound practices are at the foundation of our methodology. We recognize that we can only bring lasting economic growth if we provide an integrated approach to product development, business skills training, market access and eco-effective processes."
ATA understands how critical it is to create new products that will appeal to the market and it is their job to provide market access and ensure that production methods are eco-effective. In addition, they train artisans to be entrepreneurial in order to remain competitive in the global marketplace. ATA is widely known for providing the most current and up-to-date market information. Aid to Artisans does not only connect talented craftsmen to market-savvy designers, they ensure that their relationships continue to grow well beyond their involvement with the organization.
Above are a few of the featured products showcase the work of the artisans in ATA’s current programs (for more products, click here).
We are deeply touched by Founder Nisreen Gardner’s thoughtfulness! Hopefully everyone has a wonderful and heart-warming Valentine’s Day. It isn’t about what you get, but what you give, and the thought is always what counts.
Extremely excited to hear paisley prints are rejoining us in fashion this year. Jil Sander showed us glimpses of this in January but i can’t wait to see who else gives a take on it and more so how the high street will interpret this. Welcome back paisley!
We love anything paisley and this pattern is plain, simple, yet fun!
Having a fab work space is a must. We agree with Matchbook Magazine girl office essentials of fresh blooms, yummy candles, and smart tunes. What do you know they love our candles too (: