The Relevance of Crafts and Heritage
In the age of digital explosion and globalisation, traditional craft and heritage which once played a pivotal role in our lives seems to have been made redundant. Beyond the livelihood of the artisans, what do the handmade products with their unique characteristics and stories mean today? Will the decline of traditional crafts lead to a loss of cultural identities around the world?
With digitalisation, globalisation and mass production in a predominantly capitalistic world greatly threatening the survival of cultural heritage, what can be done to safeguard such traditional crafts and ensure not just the livelihoods of the artisans but also the continuity of such skills down the generations?
We will be doing a discussion with The Green Collective SG partner brands "kakis" Purnama Outreach, Green Gaea and Style Cat about the meaning of craft and heritage in modern times, the challenges that the artisanal communities that they work with face and what can be done to overcome those challenges to allow traditional crafts to thrive.
7:00pm - Introduction of the panelists
7:05pm - Start of the panel discussion
7:30pm - Q&A
7:45pm - End of session
This talk is part of the #kampungchats organised by The Green Collective SG.
Green Gaea which supports local artisanal communities around the world through fair trade practices is founded by Anne Haeley. Through her business selling products handcrafted by these artisans, not only does Anne support their skills but also help women and families find work, have better health, access to education, clearing land mines, access to clean water and to improve the overall quality of living
Purnama is a social enterprise based in Singapore. Co-founders, Rae Indah and her husband, through their business create quality products that produce livelihood, education and environmentally conscious sustainable practices in the artisanal communities in Asia. They empower the community and make a positive difference in the lives of women and children in Asia
Co-founder of Style cat, Yuki Higson, together with her husband, founded Style Cat out of passion for not just fashion but also her enormous desire to help people. The collection in Style Cat handcrafted by artisans in Philippines showcases traditional Filipino craftsmanship to the world.
The Green Collective SG is Singapore's first collective of sustainable brands curated based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Housing more than 42 sustainable brands in its Green Kampung, the collective works with a vision to provide sustainable alternatives to everyday products to its community.
- The event description was updated. Diff#635985 2020-06-24 12:32:51