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NEST State of the Handworker Economy Report 2018

 

This week, NEST launched their first ever State of the Handworker Economy report to understand more about the handworker economy, what gaps there are in our knowledge and what we can do better to support workers across the world. We´ve taken a deep dive and pulled out some interesting facts for you.

 

Photo credit: Jose and Hannah

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The 3 Pillars of Sustainability: Part I - Environmental aspects of sustainability

Environmental sustainability using natural dyes
One of the most well-known aspects of sustainability is environmental sustainability, the no-brainer idea that we should not harm the planet (and ultimately ourselves) while we produce things. Read more about how working with natural materials contributes to this idea of environmental sustainability.
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The Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho: A Behind-the-Scenes-Look

The creative process at Threads of Peru combines ancestral traditions and artisan creativity with a modern eye. Like the Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho, all of the items in our Quechua Collection showcase and value traditional skills and techniques, and support rural indigenous artisans, like Demesia.Read more