The North South Project: A new Model for the Developing World

Here is Globalism that works- Toronto designer Patty Johnson works with Peter Mabeo in Botswana to produce furniture that balances local traditions with a contemporary sensibility, building a local industry and a design identity for Botswana. The wood is imported because Peter says there is no sustainably harvested wood in Africa, so the carbon footprint is perhaps higher than one would like, but it is "a model of design and craft collaborations in the developing world" and the intent is "to be ecologically, economically, culturally and aesthetically sustainable for the long term benefit of each participating community, producer and craftsperson" ::North South Project