Butterfly Works co-designs in Kabul, Afghanistan

The following two weeks Butterfly Works will stay in Kabul, Afghanistan to co-create design products with local craftsmen under the label of ‘Crafting Peace with Boumi’.

Crafting Peace is a design label and philosophy that uses craft as a method to enlarge compassion in the world: stitch by stitch, bead by bead, color by color. Our approach is to co-design products with craftsmen in fragile countries. On the one hand crafting is a method of tapping someone’s (often undiscovered) potential using hand, head and heart. On the other hand crafting – how graceful, authentic and artistic it may appear – simply means putting bread on the table in some parts of our world.

Read here about the adventures of Hester Ezra and Jolanda Luymes in Afghanistan and see some amazing pictures of this exciting process from tomorrow on.

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