Close-Up On: Poetic Threads of Pakistan

Creatively facing the hurdles that have befallen them, a community of artisans in Pakistan is an inspiring example of this optimism. When a flood devastated the livelihoods of an estimated 20.4 million people in Pakistan in 2010, a company named Poetic Threads of Pakistan (PTOP) emerged with a vision to overcome adversity through art. 

March 28, 2016 by Liam McKinnon

The Story Behind Pure Art

The year was 2008, just two years into the humanitarian projects of the Pure Art Foundation, established in 2006, and Founders Brigitte and Robert found themselves travelling to Pucallpa, Peru. Working with a community of squatters living in the slums on the outskirts of this jungle town, the duo was busy developing initiatives that would provide shelter, fresh water, healthcare and education to families in need. On March 12th, Brigitte and Robert travelled three hours up the Ucayali River, visiting Nuevo San Juan for the inauguration of the area’s first fresh water well. On that same day, Pure Art Founder Brigitte met Mirna, a Shipibo woman from Limongema, an indigenous community from deeper within the jungle...




July 28, 2015 by Melanie Guilbault