I founded Fournier as a poverty alleviation project in the summer of 2004 while living in Bolivia, and after researching rural womens survival strategies in the face of extreme poverty. The point of my research was to settle on a project to help the community make long lasting improvements in their own standards of living.
What has been your favorite thing about starting and owning Fournier?After discovering the amazing natural materials and craftmanship, I dedicated my stay in Bolivia to lay the groundwork for Fournier. In the past seven years Fournier has been training the artisans in knitting, crocheting, embroidery and sewing.
Giving opportunities to artisans in Bolivia, and providing people all along our supply chain with wages that enable them to live comfortably.It has also given my the opportunity to meet wonderful people and make long lasting friendships.The design part is also a favorite. It has given me the chance to use my knitting knowledge in a very positive way.
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Expand my womens line of accessories and clothing. I am also working on new toys and accessories for babies and kids.
1. My family2. My work3. My charities4. My friends5. Baking & Knitting
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