„I create legal infrastructure at the intersection of law, fashion and traditional knowledge for sustainable collaborations between artisans and designers.”
I am a lawyer with a passion for traditional textiles. As there was no established field of law for me to work on what I love, I created it: cultural intellectual property law.
Textile stories around the world are part of our common cultural heritage. With a particular focus on textile cultural heritage I am looking for the stories and the people who keep these stories alive.
THE CULTURAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS INITIATIVE
(Cultural IPR Initiative) is designed to be a worldwide movement supporting the recognition of cultural IP rights for craftsmen and women who are keepers and transmitters of traditional manufacturing techniques, traditional cultural expressions and expressions of folklore.