Small grants to foster sustainable tourism
In partnership with The TreadRight Foundation, the Artisan Alliance provides small grants to artisan businesses to encourage sustainable tourism practices. The TreadRight Foundation is a nonprofit organization working to ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. The organization believes that travel allows us to explore the world and gain a deeper understanding of each destination's history and culture. The Heritage Initiative looks to further travelers' commitments to the people and the places that we visit.
GRANTEES & IMPACT
Since 2015, TreadRight and the Artisan Alliance have supported four artisan enterprises:
- Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco, working to revive traditional Andean practices and reintroduce ancient techniques
- Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti, one of the few remaining traditional frame hand weaving workshops in Italy
- TRIA ETC., connecting rural Greek artisans to global markets and creating sustainable jobs
- Ock Pop Tok, a resource center to discover traditional Laotian textiles, crafts, and culture