NEW YORK, NY, December 9, 2021 --- Just in time for the holiday season, Lindblad Expeditions has announced an exciting new collaboration with women artisans that will benefit artisans around the world.
Since 2007, Lindblad Expeditions has empowered hundreds of artisans through their Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Artisan Fund — from training programs and local collaborations that benefit artisans in the places they explore, to selling their art and handcrafts fleetwide in their shipboard Global Galleries & Markets—with 5% of all sales directed to toward the LEX-NG Artisan Fund.
And now, for the first time ever, they are bringing their impactful shipboard shopping experience online!
Between now and International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022, Lindblad Expeditions is teaming up with several of their favorite women-run artisan enterprises for a special “Artisans Helping Artisans” offer. Shop online from any of their collaborating artisans and enter the code TRAVEL10 at checkout to enjoy 10% off your order. All artisans participating in this initiative have pledged 5% of their TRAVEL10 sales to the Artisan Fund, so every TRAVEL10 purchase you make will help support artisans around the world.
From sweet, whimsical art prints to handcrafted jewelry that captures the wild beauty of Baja California to the vast, raw wilderness of Scandinavia, find a gift for yourself or a loved one from one of the talented artists featured, including a few below but many more online.
- Lanart: Founder Angelo Ponce, trained as a sculptor in the 1980s before discovering a love for felted alpaca fiber. His daughter, Ursula, now runs the company and works with a team of women artists in Arequipa, Peru to produce high-quality, needle-felted animal sculptures in a range of species made from sustainably-sourced alpaca fiber—the perfect gift for wildlife lovers of all ages!
- Catherine Weitzman Jewelry: Effortlessly combines elegance and wearability, balancing current fashions with timeless style. Each piece is handcrafted by gifted artisans and informed by Weitzman’s world travels, deep love of nature, and immersive apprenticeships with traditional artisans. Her jewelry is worn and collected by celebrities from Jennifer Lawrence to Kerry Washington to Amy Adams.
- Lauren Taylor Creations: From beach towels and accessories to prints and home decor, Lauren Taylor’s designs feature bold tropical blooms, leafy palms, and eye-catching colors. Before she began turning her watercolor paintings, illustrations, and collages into fun, Hawaiian-inspired accessories, she designed textiles and graphics for iconic surf brands such as Billabong, Roxy, and PacSun.
Supporting artisanal handcraft production means supporting poverty alleviation and cultural preservation among the world’s most vulnerable populations—and that’s exactly what the LEX-NG Artisan Fund does. It has facilitated 45+ projects to elevate artisan communities and artisanal handcraft production since its inception, empowering 400+ artisans and work in 11 countries.
“The travel industry holds enormous untapped potential to wield an economic hand up to underserved communities throughout the world—and that is what makes Lindblad Expeditions so special,” stated Stacy Rivett, Lindblad’s Director of Artisan Development.
What better way to satisfy your holiday gift-giving needs than to buy from small businesses that are making a positive difference?
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