Arts and Crafts. Fabric the Change
Artisans and local craftsmanship are safeguards of ancestral knowledge and tremendous talent. Passed on from generation to generation, these skills dance a delicate dance with nature, teaching us ways to care for our ecosystem and our communities. These arts are important tools for a sustainable future, which are increasingly being threatened with extinction.
Since 2008, Hecho x Nosotros has organized workshops for local artisans across Patagonia and the Andes with the objective of strengthening the well-being of local communities and preserving ancestral knowledge. The Arts and Crafts program of University HxN is currently open to all Latin American, African, and Indian artisans.
We hold artisans and their remarkable skills acquired from decades of rich cultural tradition with the highest respect. Their ability to work with natural materials shines a light on the potential of local artisans and businesses to create beautiful and sustainable products. Our goal is to help artisans develop skills to compete in the market through sound business and production plans, strong product design, and opportunities to connect with other artisans.