Social Impact


Norlha : Material Investment

An innovative designer finds a wealth of opportunities on the Tibetan Plateau. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Dec 30, 2014

Meyelo : In the Know

With Meyelo, Carmen Myers empowers Kenya’s artisans—despite not having all the answers (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Dec 22, 2014

Profile : Tom Colicchio’s Inspiration

Craft is at the heart of chef and entrepreneur Tom Colicchio’s work, from his renowned flagship restaurant to his so-named restaurant group—which now counts two Craft restaurants, a Craftbar, Craftsteak, and the ‘wichcraft chain among its holdings.  (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Nov 11, 2014
A Nobel Prize nominee and her family empowering artisans in Laos.

Leaf By Leaf

A Nobel Prize nominee and her family take on the task of empowering artisans in Laos.

Changing the world takes time. “Earlier this year, I had a guy who came and trained on silk farming with us,” says Boby Vosinthavong, the daughter of Kommaly Chanthavong—an educator, activist, entrepreneur, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee whose mission, for the past 40 years, has been to train Laotian farmers, particularly women,


Written by DARA Artisans.Jul 14, 2014

Profile : Sasa Designs by the Deaf

The headquarters of Sasa Designs by the Deaf doesn’t look like much from the outside: Not far from Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi, on the edge of the capital’s national park, this is a modest operation located in the suburban enclave of Ongata Rongai. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Jul 11, 2014
Our Mission

DARA Artisans promotes cultural curiosity and a sense of discovery by offering a sophisticated edit of handmade artisan crafts to an audience seeking authentic, responsibly sourced designs with a modern aesthetic.