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The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, founded in November 2012 and hosted by the Aspen Institute, is a collaborative effort of over 70 artisan businesses, artisan support organizations, corporations, government agencies, and other partners who are working together to promote the full potential of the global artisan sector.  

The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise was created to elevate the importance of the artisan sector, support and grow artisan businesses, and share best practices in a collaborative learning community. 

Why Is Handmade Human?

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Why Is Handmade Human?

Gina Rogari

Tell us why you believe handmade is human!

On December 2, 2016, the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise will gather artisan entrepreneurs, business owners, partners, experts, and friends at the Aspen Institute for our annual meeting. This year's meeting, Handmade is Human, will explore the depth of what it means for something to be "handmade." 

Get involved! Why do you believe handmade is human? Submit your photos, videos, quotes, stories, and other digital content to be featured during the meeting! Share your existing work, or simply complete the sentence: "Handmade is Human because..." Send content to by Wednesday, November 30 to participate!

Then, be sure to follow the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise on Facebook and Twitter for additional updates about the meeting, and for links to watch the panels live all day on December 2.