The Keynote Address will take place in the Farquhar Auditorium at 8:00 pm on Sunday, July 2nd. The topic is Slow Clothes.
Charllotte Kwon, founder of the Maiwa Foundation, has been confirmed as our Keynote Speaker. Charllotte is a Vancouver-based social entrepreneur, the founder of Maiwa Handprints Ltd. and the Maiwa Foundation and a knowledgeable natural dyer.
The Maiwa Foundation was established in 1997 by Maiwa Handprints Ltd and is a private trust established to help fund practicing and re-emerging artisans in the craft sector. The Maiwa Foundation has carried out numerous charitable activities for the benefit of artisans and craftspeople in developing nations. The Maiwa Foundation has as its purpose reducing poverty in rural villages by promoting the economic self-sufficiency of the artisans living in such villages.