By: Diane Granahan
In late November Zoe Bios Creative co-founders, Caitlin Dinkins and Minh Nguyen, sojourned to India to meet with the artisans behind the Jaipur Rugs Foundation and learn the techniques in their rug making process. The experiences visiting these villages and communities were incredibly eye opening and inspiring. Jaipur Rugs Foundation provides training and opportunities in rug weaving to help alleviate poverty to people in rural areas (primarily women), where most jobs are only available in farming or heavy construction. The work Jaipur Rugs provides not only allows for sustainable livelihood but also provides a support system to a community interested in social entrepreneurship. This allows a sense of well-being and confidence in each person, ultimately contributing to growth and community-based success. Keep an eye out for future projects with Zoe Bios Creative and the Jaipur Rugs Foundation in 2016.
Photo Credits: Caitlin Dinkins