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Empowering Youth through the Dignity of Work

To The Market | Posted 08.15.2016 | Impact
To The Market

By Charlotte Florance Day August 12th marks the 16th celebration of International Youth Day, a milestone designed to shine a light on the needs of ...

How one company is redefining the future of an ancient Indian craft

JUST | Posted 05.12.2016 | Style
JUST

In the villages outside of Jaipur, India, the centuries old craft of hand block printing is making a comeback.

From Kitsch to Craft to Economic Growth

Eisenhower Fellowships | Posted 03.05.2017 | Impact
Eisenhower Fellowships

In 2011, when I met weavers in the villages of Cambodia who could no longer make a living, and mothers whose children were "adopted" by traffickers posing as good Samaritans, I began to think about how local people in rural communities could potentially expand their opportunities.

Craft in the Contemporary

Pioneers for Change | Posted 11.03.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

It is very important to me to work on reviving and sustaining craftsmanship, as artisans are the repositories of heritage traditions. We need to honor their knowledge and skill and ensure that they are given their dignity and due respect at the emotional and material level.

Venice, Italy: Gondoliers' New Brand Logo to Safeguard Trades and Traditions that Surround Gondoliers and the Gondola

Marie Ohanesian Nardin | Posted 10.20.2016 | Travel
Marie Ohanesian Nardin

For the first time in more than 1,000 years, the Gondolier Association of Venice - which represents Venice's 433 licensed gondoliers - has a sponsor.

How I Became a Modern Day Treasure Hunter

Laura Grier | Posted 10.09.2016 | Arts
Laura Grier

As a photographer, a writer, an explorer and a person who wants to make a positive impact on this world, I wanted to highlight the beauty and cultures that still thrive in these remote regions of the world.

Venice, Italy: Vacation More as a Traveler & Less Like a Tourist

Marie Ohanesian Nardin | Posted 07.26.2016 | Travel
Marie Ohanesian Nardin

Recently, I've read a lot about Venice, Italy, and tourism in the town that's played an important role in my life for close to three decades. Many writers, bloggers, journalists speak about what attractions you should avoid, where not to eat or what not to buy when visiting.

At RISD, an Artisan Who's Now President

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.28.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

"One of the strengths of an artist is that if you learn to deal with ideas and systems and structures, it all contributes to leadership."

#Made in India: Go Kolhapuri

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 12.30.2014 | Style
Sriya Chakravarti

The Kolhapuris are comfortable, stylish and quite durable and are available in a variety of designs, patterns and colors. They can be easily used for any occasion, and can cater to a large genre of audience. Almost every age group can find something that may strike their fancy.

Let's Talk About Luxury

Christa Dowling | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

Throughout centuries luxury has had a meaning of the absence of vulgarity. There are many quotes of how people understood Luxury. Here are some of these quotes through centuries from businessmen, poets, writers, artists and others...

Good Neighbors Around the World: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in a social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, through the Pollinatio...

Insider Knowledge On The Best Panamanian Crafts.. And Where To Find Them

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 11.22.2014 | Travel
InternationalLiving.com

Panama's artisans are perhaps the best-kept secret in the world of handicrafts. In every region you'll find master craftspeople quietly selling their wares in small stores and on roadsides.

Accompany Is The Whole Foods Of Fashion

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.19.2014 | Style

Online shopping has become one of those things you do on your lunch break, during lectures or at night before you go to bed. At any given time, you pr...

Cheese From Coast to Coast

Rob Kaufelt | Posted 01.29.2014 | Taste
Rob Kaufelt

This week Murray's opens its 100th location -- you can find our newest cheese counter inside the Ralphs store in the heart of Studio City, California....

Maiyet in Paris: Spring/Summer 2014

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 11.30.2013 | Style
Elizabeth Nicholas

Far from the maddening crowds in the Jardin de Tuileries, Maiyet showed a gorgeous spring collection Saturday night at Paris' École des Beaux-Arts.

The Life Out Loud: Weaving Stories to Change Lives

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

One night, Eve was confronted with the tragedy of human trafficking when she overheard a Caucasian man discussing his purchase of a very young girl for sex. Eve felt called to take action around this issue.

Want a Better Food System? Then Get Your Hands Dirty

Zester Daily | Posted 11.16.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Be curious. Ask thoughtful questions and search for meaningful answers.

Rwandan Artisans Make Lasting Change for Post-Genocide Rwanda

Tida Tippapart | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Tida Tippapart

These women underscore the powerful role women play in building economic development and social cohesion in post-genocide Rwanda.

Granada: Two Friends in Andalusia, Part 3

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 05.28.2013 | Travel
Fahad Faruqui

From Granada station, we walked to the Hotel Gran Via 44, passing first through a neighborhood which is best described as 21st century post-recession in character.

Born Brave

Jessica Hendricks | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Jessica Hendricks

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgInspired by the courage of these amazing Cambodian people, most of them women, I decided to bring their bravery back to the states by sharing their stories, and actualizing my own.

Meet This Classically Trained Barber-Turned-Leather Artisan

Basil Hayden's | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts

Early in our conversation at his workshop on a cold fall morning, Kenton Sorenson was waxing poetic about haircutting when he said, "I create lines an...

Trading Poverty for Jewelry Making

Culture-ist | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Culture-ist

From multilayered bib necklaces made of smooth, vibrantly colored tagua beads to thick, hand-loomed alpaca shawls, the Andean Collection is full of exquisite statement pieces, a phrase that transcends its fashionable definition.

The Legacy and Love of Aloisea Inyumba

Francine LeFrak | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Francine LeFrak

When I was in Rwanda last, I asked a five-year-old girl what she would like to be when she grows up. She enthusiastically responded, "President!" The response was so surprising, and a true testament to the type of country Rwanda has become.

WATCH: The Art Of Making Tempeh

Liza de Guia | Posted 01.31.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

"For a vegetarian, in particular, it's the best kind of protein you can eat."

Try This Dish: Boubouki's Fluffy & Moist Olive Oil Pear Cake (NYC)

Liza de Guia | Posted 10.11.2012 | Home
Liza de Guia

On any given day at Boubouki, a teeny-tiny artisan Greek food stand in the Essex Street Market, there are only eight slices of Rona Economou's fluffy,...