Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Working Traveller - Part 3 Charllotte Kwon

Charllotte Kwon

In this, the third of four episodes, Charllotte Kwon speaks about how she started Maiwa Handprints and how this business led her to start working with craftspeople in India. Charllotte speaks about the Maiwa approach to craft and how it is designed to promote high quality work while at the same time protecting the artisan's livelihood. She also speaks about the the goals of her travel and how she has managaed the many challenges of working successfully in two countries oceans apart.

The Working Traveller was a workshop held at the Maiwa Textile Symposium on October 17, 2007. The panel consisted of John Gillow, Noorjehan Bilgrammi, and Charllotte Kwon. Each member of the panel spoke about their personal experience as a working traveller, how they got started, the reason for their journeys and how travel and the interaction with other cultures has changed their lives.

Recorded at the 2007 Maiwa Textile Symposium on October 17, 2007
Posted February 2008