The artisans I work with in India live in rural clusters, practising ancient art forms that have been dying out in the face of recent demand for faster, cheaper, mass-produced goods.
I wholeheartedly support the desire of these communities to build their livelihoods by their talents and enterprise - and hope you enjoy being part of that too.
There are fewer than 10 forms of traditional Indian folk art. Some are only practised by a handful of people these days and sometimes by just one family.
At the time of writing this in 2020, there are just 11 people still creating Matanepachedi, the art from Gujurat that decorates many of my products. Their tenacity and passion for the craft is totally inspiring.