Can Global Craft Be The Future Of Luxury Fashion?

Contemporary global craft and artisanship from developing countries is generally undervalued, relegated to touristic keepsakes, irrelevant of the history, culture and craft that went into its production. While hand crafted historic artefacts from the same location are highly sought after, valued and collected, and European artisanship is considered the pinnacle of contemporary luxury. 

Why is there such a perceived gulf in the valuing of the skill sets of European craftsmen and global artisans…

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Sass Brown

Assistant Tutor and PhD Candidate at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK