Small grants to foster sustainable tourism
In partnership with The TreadRight Foundation, the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise 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 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