Sprout Enterprise® Network

Building the business capacity and entrepreneurial skills of artisan enterprises in rural communities.

AOW Insider: A Master of Color Shares His Inspiration

September 24, 2019

Annie Waterman of AOW Handmade speaks with Keith Recker, founder of HAND/EYE magazine and author of the book, True Colors: World Masters of Natural Dyes and Pigments which includes a chapter on Avani.

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In Sync with Mother Earth

July 12, 2019

Community-based NGO Avani integrates local skills, resources and the participation of community members to create beautiful textiles.

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The Art of Turning Mud into Beauty

July 12, 2019

1050° is the temperature at which tradition and modernity merge to turn mud into beauty.

Continue this story with Rank & File >


December 18, 2018

Fabric makes up most of what we wear and it is one of the basic components in determining how sustainable a piece of clothing is. Choosing sustainable fabrics is not only lighter on the environment, but also on your wallet.

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Surviving a Salt Lake

September 25, 2018

The villages located around the Sambhar salt lake in the state of Rajasthan in India are impacted by drought and salt. Supported by theFoundation for Rural Recovery and Development, a village-based initiative to capture rainwater ...

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Petén Rising: The Story of Itza Wood

September 25, 2018

From the heart of the Guatemalan jungle, Itza Wood hand crafts quality furnishings and wooden wares. 

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