• Because developing economies account for 60% of the world market for handicrafts

    #LetsTreadRight
  • Because better integrating artisans into global commerce increases standard of living for hundreds of thousands

    #LetsTreadRight
  • Because artisan activity is crucial to many economies around the world

    #LetsTreadRight


About

The TreadRight Heritage Initiative looks to further the TreadRight Foundation’s commitment to the people and the places that we visit.

Heritage activities are vital to local economies. Millions of individuals around the world, especially women, are dependent on heritage-based work, and in many developing destinations the heritage sector helps create jobs, champion economic development, build connections to the global marketplace and empower the disenfranchised.

The TreadRight Heritage Initiative lends its support to the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise. Together, TreadRight and the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise support ancient cultural traditions that preserve the unique richness and diversity of people and place. Through this partnership, TreadRight has created a small grants program for artisan enterprises, which has provided grants to the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco in Peru, Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti in Italy, TRIA ETC. in Greece, the Storyboot School in Canada, and the Village Weavers Project in Laos.

 


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Developing economies account for 60% of the world market for handicrafts. #LetsTreadRight

Better integrating artisans into global commerce increases standard of living for hundreds of thousands #LetsTreadRight

Supporting artisans means supporting empowerment! #LetsTreadRight


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