On Working with Artisans and Fair Trade Certifications

Workshop & Talk – January 16th, 2016 at Manufacture New York


On a cold wintery day in Industry City, we formed a cozy, supportive group of young fashion designers and master nakshi kantha embroiderers.

Manufacture New York
Course Description:
Jumpstart your dream project with Craft Talk!  Interested in getting started on an international collaborative design project with artisans?  Let's map out your next steps and equip you for a successful cross-cultural collaborative design experience with a positive and measurable impact for you and the artisans.  Together we’ll look at the meaning of Fair Trade and figure out the right Fair Trade Certificate for you (if any).  We’ll workshop collaborative design techniques, and go over how working with artisans differs from working with factories and what is important for a designer to work well with artisans.

-A better understanding of Fair Trade
-Techniques for effective collaborative design
-Next steps for securing an international design collaboration with artisans