Practical Guidelines For Working Ethically With Artisans

Engage meaningfully with artisans and designs from traditional cultures throughout the design process for their benefit and yours.

When does ‘being inspired by’ end and plain stealing of designs begin? How does the fashion industry engage with traditional skills and cultural heritage?

The Romanian people of Bihor were so outraged at Dior replicating their traditional jackets with neither permission nor credit that they established their own magazine and online store. 

In May 2019 Nike were forced to cancel the launch of a patterned limited edition version of their classic Air Force 1 shoe after the Guna people of P…

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