ilk Road Bazaar sells goods produced by marginalized artist groups located in Central Asia.
We connect with artists who are far from the capitals, who have limited market access,who do not possess modern marketable skills but have carried on traditional craft culture.
Following the proverb, ‘the best way to know a man is to walk a thousand miles in his shoes,’ we believe that to know who we are working with and to understand their lives,
we ourselves need to live like and with them.We live amongst our artist groups for an extended period of time.
During that time we help them become self-sustainable by developing their designs,
management techniques, quality control and computer skills.
Our fibers are locally-sourced to help provide sustainable livelihoods for rural farmers and craftsmen.
All designs and collaborations are original works of Central Asian artists and Silk Road Bazaar.