July's Living Heritage Economy Case Study features the Labrador Artisan's Co-operative.
|Barked Labrador cossack. Photo by Cindy Colosimo Robbins.|
A newly incorporated organization, the Labrador Artisans Co-operative is using old traditions in new ways to tell the story of Labrador and its history. Barking is a centuries-old tradition used by both Indigenous and settler communities to preserve animal hides, textiles, and fishing gear. The Labrador Artisans Co-operative is mixing this Labrador tradition with innovative materials dyeing techniques to create products that showcase what makes Labrador unique.
|Barked hand bags. Photo by Cindy Colisimo Robbins.|
You can download a pdf version of the case study here.