THE ARTISAN : CRAFT BOAT
Based out of Jaipur, India, Craft Boat is a social enterprise working with talented artisans who repurpose cotton T-shirts into beautiful paper-based products while following innovative eco-friendly practices. These fair trade goods include gift tags, gift boxes, and stationery sets. The name “Craft Boat” itself stems from two factors — the artisans practice a traditional papermaking craft, and the paper boat making process is one of the first crafts many of them learn as kids.
Craft Boat works with 18 full-time artisans between the ages of 28 and 40, and 10 to 12 of the artisans work together specifically from making the paper to making the finished product. Products featuring our mudcloth patterns have been screen-printed by hand. We are proud to work with artisans at Craft Boat who are preserving an important cultural technique that began in the 1500s. Each purchase of these paper-based products supports the artisans and their families.