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About Us

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Artisans of Fashion (AOF) is a social enterprise founded by Sydney based Creative, Caroline Poiner with the aim to promote cultural sustainability, authenticity and social change for village artisans in India; with a specific focus on empowering women & marginalised communities who have little access to alternative sources of income.

Our primary objective is to work with these communities to help them create high quality, hand-crafted product with appeal for the international market. Through these partnerships we aim to help preserve traditional craft skills, support community projects & bring consistent work to communities, mainly where women are effected by extreme poverty — allowing them to become financially independent, increase their families’ income and live their lives with dignity.

We work with designers and retail brands to develop unique, artisan produced products that utilise the traditional skills. This provides our artisan groups with access to the consumer market with increased production volumes as well as the opportunity to share their stories.

 

“We work closely with our artisans and want to share their stories so more people can discover the process and all the love that has gone into each unique piece… We know that once someone falls in love with the artisan & their craft, they will not only appreciate the skills, but will truly fall in love with that special heirloom piece.”

 

Since our inception in 2012 we have worked with a number of high profile Australian designers to create awareness through our exhibitions, social media campaigns, events and designer collaborations.

For information on how to work with our team to produce bespoke handcrafted products go to SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS or contact [email protected]

We hope that together we will create gainful employment & help alleviate poverty.

 

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