In the world of makers and their traditions of mastery, there is always an underlying sadness that comes from feeling that the traditions may be lost. Mostly a result of the tradition no longer being a viable means to making a good living. As such, the younger generations find other livelihoods.
Fortunately for us many still make efforts to pass on their traditions, even if only to a handful of youngsters that continue to master the skills. Being a maker takes passion, resourcefulness and the tenacity to forge ahead.
Amidst this struggle are other challenges that come from a lack of support or interest in the created product, hence people lose the connection to the maker world. Most people mistakenly believe that things are now only machine-made or mass produced with little skill.
Then comes along something that makes you realize how important these long lasting trades can be. A resurgence takes place in their use and function and transforms the skill into something that you would never imagine would be possible, like saving lives.
Fortunately for kids born with a hole in the heart, weaving is now a health-science craft. In Bolivia, women weavers and their meticulous, fine motor skills are now being employed to make a life saving device for heart surgery. Their knowledge and skills are now employed to save children’s lives. Makers do Matter and more than we imagine.
Health-science brilliantly employs the master skills of weavers from Bolivia.
At TheMakerWorld.com we hold true to the idea that skills have a life for a reason and this video just goes to show that we should dare to dream. These traditions and many others may serve greater purposes than we ever imagined. Join us by supporting conscious commerce that is trying to do more than just sell products.
TheMakerWorld.com seeks to conserve and/or revive handmade traditions from around the world by supporting the sale of master-crafted, high-quality products. For our customers, we are proud to bring you access to exceptional craftsmanship, so you may enjoy long-lasting, well-made goods. Hand-in-hand we contribute to healthily sustaining maker communities. TheMakerWorld pays makers competently for their hard work and also funds, with 10% of their sales revenue, maker communities for their ecosystem’s revival, growth and maintenance.
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The Maker World aims to promote sustainable livelihoods and preserving maker trades, slow fashion style. To that end, a minimum of 10% of our sales revenue goes to incentivizing new talent, providing tools, education, training, support, and apprenticing for individual makers or maker communities. This year you've contributed to the fulfillment of a dream and entrepreneurial incubation of clothing designer, natural talent, and single mother Leidy Johanna Meneses from Barichara, Colombia. We've mentored, advised, and provided entrepreneurial and financial support for her to fulfill her first clothing collection launch.
She's now selling this collection in her hometown and is available to design custom styles by contacting her on Facebook page, @WonderfulladyDesigns. She's now equipped with ability and know-how on how to build her own custom-design business. Your support has made this possible and together we thank you for contributing to sustainable livelihoods, and skills development and preservation.
The UN reports that "470 million jobs are needed globally for new entrants to the labour market between 2016 and 2030."
When one considers the daunting numbers needed to sustain a future generation working, we can feel dejected, but we can't give up; we need to unite.
It really takes a village to meet these global needs for our future generations; a real challenge that needs to be faced through Human Solidarity and action from retailers, customers, and makers. The Maker World, has chosen to step up to the plate as a conscious business that pays fair market value, contributes back to makers and their communities, and gives customers excellent quality goods and an opportunity to contribute to this effort, through better purchases.
In commemoration of International Mountain Day we honor Ana Felicia, Cooking Ceramics Maker...
When I met Ana Felicia in 2016, her beautiful #Maker demeanor shone through like a breath of fresh air. She was ready to show us her stock of pots, pans, skillets, and plates. The 85 year old Alfarera works squatting on a stool, on top of a wooden surface and solely by hand without a pottery wheel. Just manipulation of clay, water, patience, love, and skills. She's the last of a generation of #ceramicsmakers that kept her region's mountain families cooking in one of the most natural and ancient ways: #handmadepottery