When I stumbled into this interview with Chris Haughton on Digital Arts I knew I had to share it with all of you because it’s just amazing.
Chris Hauton is an author, but he’s also the owner of Node, a company that helps connects artists with fair trade artisans in Nepal. Put simply, the artists create these incredible, eye-popping designs, and then the artisans in Nepal, who are connected with the organization Fair Trade Nepal, make the rugs.
The work these artisans do on behalf of Fair Trade Nepal supports a school of 260 children, and an orphanage of 19 children. Amazing. You can find out more on how these rugs are made, and how they benefit Fair Trade Nepal (and the school and orphanage,) here. Below is a picture of the children that are able to attend school because of these rugs:
Aren’t they fabulous? Not only are the designs creative and fun, but I love that they’re handmade in Nepal, and fairly traded.
Filed under: Fair Trade Living on March 5th, 2013