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 provides 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.
Alliance for Artisan Enterprise
The mission of the Alliance is to support the power and potential of the artisan sector
Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco
The CTTC works to revive traditional Andean practices and reintroduce ancient techniques
Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti
The cooperative is one of the few remaining traditional frame hand weaving workshops in Italy
The Storyboot School
The Storyboot School serves to teach the heritage art of mukluk-making
Connecting rural Greek artisans to global markets is central to creating sustainable jobs
Village Weavers Project
Ock Pop Tok aims to increase economic and creative opportunities for artisans in Laos
Spread the Word
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