September 14, 2015
One of the great joys of building the HoonArts business is having direct access to an insider's view of the people, culture, history and more associated with the business. Our new Beyond Tourism blog is designed to give you access to that insider's view. Each issue will contain an in-depth look at some aspect of life along the Great Silk Road. In this inaugural issue, we are delighted to provide a more detailed profile of Munira Akilova, our primary textile expert and coordinator in Tajiki...
September 09, 2015
THE PERPETUAL SHIPPING CHALLENGE
Anyone who has ever run a Fair Trade business will tell you that shipping is a perpetual challenge. When we decided to start HoonArts last October, we knew that shipping would be be one of our first hurdles, since Tajikistan is a land-locked country in Central Asia. Read more.
September 04, 2015
Are you a world traveler who is tired of bringing home junky tourist souvenirs?
Have you ever connected with an amazing artisan in some exotic locale, and wondered how you could bring their products to the US?
Have you ever considered creating your own Fair Trade business, and then said to yourself, “Oh no, I could never do that! I’m terrible at sales”?
Then my new “Fair Trade Caravan” blog is for you. Come join me on the journey to the heart of the Great Silk Road in Central Asia. Along t...
December 19, 2014
As we launch our online store at HoonArts, we are proud to offer several unique handcrafted products from Tajikistan that have received the UNESCO Award of Excellence for Handicrafts (formerly known as the "Seal of Excellence"). These products include (1) hand-carved wooden combs by Master Sodiq Zaripov (2) the aroma lamp and the teapot with cups by ceramics master Saidov Sukhrob, and Soon we will be adding another award-winning product, the Panno "Marhamat" (wall hanging "Welcome") from Arm...