Crafting new opportunities through tourism in rural South Africa

Africa!Ignite’s responsible tourism initiative WowZulu has been developed to create new income opportunities across the rural and remote reaches of KZN Province, South Africa. The WowZulu concept aims to bring new incomes into these areas within an ethical and sustainable framework to ensure income generated through tourism directly benefits the local community. WowZulu provides a diverse and authentic…

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Crafting the loop: exploring the role of craft in recycling, reclaiming and renewing

Craft is a creative practice which constantly engages with resourceful, economic and human-centred approaches. With its supplemental nature, craft naturally finds purpose alongside larger scale industries by making use of waste and under-utilised materials to create something new, useful and meaningful. In this insight series we will take a closer look at how some of…

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Craft & Design Research Internship

We are accepting applications for a Craft & Design Research Internship to commence in late August 2017. This is a Virtual Internship, so applicants may be located internationally, not just in Australia. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate… strong research and communication skills – familiarity with online research tools and social media channels self-motivated…

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“Fashion fades, style is eternal.” Rebuilding the foundations for an ethical & sustainable fashion industry

The ethical fashion movement and the #whomademyclothes campaign has been driven by a commitment to change the way the fashion industry engages with supply chains; pushing for transparency and accountability of brands who rely heavily on outsourced supply chains which engage with developing economies and utilise vulnerable workforces. The annual iteration of the #whomademyclothes campaign…

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Engaging Tourism with Craft Experiences

Creating engaging craft experiences for tourists is becoming an increasingly popular and effective way for crafts-based social enterprises (CBSEs) to bring increased awareness of their people and processes, as well as the social, cultural and environmental challenges their enterprise seeks to address. Throughout this insight series we will look at CBSE’s who actively engage consumers with…

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