Turquoise Mountain and Pippa Small: Design for Development on the Silk Road
Turquoise Mountain Foundation and Pippa Small celebrate ten years of collaboration through a panel discussion exploring the importance of design in development. Learn about traditional crafts through a series of events with Afghan and Myanmarese artisans supported by the foundation, alongside a new project with Syrian refugees in Jordan.
During London Craft Week there are discussions, demonstrations and talks from designers, artisans and thought leaders across a myriad of crafts including jewellery, tailoring and fashion, woodwork, illustration and calligraphy. Please go to turquoisemountain.org for more details.
Turquoise Mountain supports young artisans, small businesses and refugees through training, mentoring and sales support to connect them to international markets. Artisans are provided with access to specialist equipment, workspaces and a team of business development experts. The artisanal businesses that Turquoise Mountain work with specialise in traditional crafts including jewellery, woodwork, ceramics, calligraphy, miniature painting, carpets and textiles.