Our success as a local brand with a global presence is a direct result of the remarkable communities and networks with whom we enjoy strong interdependent relationships based on mutual respect and shared value creation. Amongst these communities, we deeply value the network of artisans who support us in realising our vision of creating beautifully distinctive product and accessory experiences and compelling, creative storytelling.
In 2021 we will establish and grow a collaborative community for our artisan partners. A place to champion the Artisan, their philosophies, knowledge, skills and their critical role in our local and global economies. What unites us all, as contemporary creators, designers and craftspeople is the value we collectively place on provenance and the passion for finding innovative ways to keep traditional crafts alive.
Annually, through our community, we will also aim to support – through funding – the creation of a rolling Artisan Apprenticeship Programme. With funds raised from our Giving Back auctions, our apprenticeship support programme will perpetuate these legacy skills and the generational passage of knowledge for many years to come.