Artisanal products are objects with a long history of cultural significance. For us, the value of artisanal products is not limited to the value produced by the artisan, or to the value held within the objects he produces. Today, handicraft is increasingly seen as a form of creative and cultural expression. Those products are meaningful to the people that produce them and also to those who use them. This is where the value lies and this is the value we look for.
Heritage can also be extremely valuable in terms of social and economic growth. We believe it plays an essential role in stimulating dialogue between our communities, by improving social inclusion. Heritage is also a significant factor in creating jobs and shaping the identity of our land and people, thus creating solidarity and a certain sense of belonging to this land of ours.
Photo from "The Half Hour Library of Travel, Nature and Science for young readers", British Library Archive