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Traditional textile art between sustainability and economic growth

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  • Alexandra-Andreea Rusu

    (National University of Fine Arts)

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    Craftsmanship is a form of production, a form of social organization and also a material basis for symbolism. The main quality of textile handicraft goods is sustainability. The so-called products of „total beauty” are the source of many of the environmental problems we are facing. Sustainable products, like traditional textiles created using traditional techniques and dyed with natural dyes, have no major impact. If it does not affect the quality of the product, cultural goods retail contributes to the overall growth of economy. The loss of our last craftsmen, the migration of new generations to urban areas, the production of industrial competitive goods and the general ignorance of immaterial culture are some of the problems that the traditional textile art is facing. Craftsmen communities need resources, quality raw materials and markets for their products. Tourism development is a key factor in handicraft development but is often conditioned by critical facts. Traditional textiles are in need of a visual identity supported via profile web sites and travel agencies. Supporting craftsmen is another important issue. Workshop centers, summer schools, free training and access to markets and shops are some of the current ideas for sustainable and smart growth.

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    Article provided by Pro Global Science Association in its journal Published in Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 (December)
    Pages: 160-166

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    Handle: RePEc:rse:wpaper:v:1:y:2011:i:2:p:160-166
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