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Zaha, Gehry, And Other Architecture Stars Design Rugs To Keep Afghan Women Employed


The designs by Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, Zaha Hadid, Robert A.M. Stern, Margaret McCurry, and Stanley Tigerman will be sold through Arzu Studio Hope, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of Afghan weavers and their families. The company is based on a model of social entrepreneurship that seeks to break the cycle of poverty by providing women steady income and access to basic services by sourcing and selling the rugs they weave.

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  • Bradley Urso

    These are gorgeous. Great Project and overall goal.