Sustainable design for grassroots production in Eastern Turkey through the revival of traditional handicrafts

Hazal Gümüs, Lancaster University

This research is an attempt to delineate the barriers, restrictions, opportunities, and potential for the future of the craft industry in eastern Turkey and to bring sustainable design principles to the development of this sector. The final contribution of this work will be a design oriented strategy/system for the empowerment of local people who are involved and who are willing to be involved in crafts industries and to ensure the sustainability of traditional crafts while considering the community-based social innovation opportunities and social, environmental, economic and personal dimensions of sustainability.

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