Culture Matters
Celebrate and respect the relationship between people, place and tradition

Source Matters
Engage with local materials, creativity and techniques to inform the design process

Story Matters
Enhance the voices and visibility of artisan communities, their cultures and traditions

What We Do
As a full service design consultancy and studio, we offer expertise in research, strategy and design for socially progressive businesses committed to sustainable practices. Our goal is to create and promote innovative design that builds on the artistic sensibilities and craftsmanship of artisan enterprises. Guided by social and environmental values and a deep respect for the natural world, we engage in a process that connects craft producers and markets to celebrate the handmade.

Custom product development and design
Envisioning and curating current collections
Trend and color forecasting

Ethical Sourcing
Identification and linkages to artisan groups
Community based materials and resources
Guidance on using sustainable regional materials
Fairtrade practices

Brand identity and narrative development
Promotional collateral

Leadership training and mentoring for creative entrepreneurs
Curriculum development for educational design/craft institutions

About Mimi Robinson
Mimi Robinson is an international design consultant and principal of Mimi Robinson Design. As a designer and educator, Mimi brings extensive expertise in product development, design, and ethical sourcing to her clients. Mimi has collaborated directly with artisan enterprises around the world for 25 years, creating products that utilize traditional skills and local materials to help strengthen businesses and create economic opportunities. Known for her approach to creative thinking, Mimi develops innovative designs with a commitment to cultural, social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

Mimi Robinson is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. Her forthcoming book, Local Color: Observing Place, will be published by Princeton Architectural Press.

“Art, culture and tradition keep us connected locally and globally, and make our lives richer.” — Mimi Robinson



We support 1% for the Planet.

As committed members of 1% For The Planet, one percent of our annual revenue goes back to environmental non-profits such as Ecotrust, Cultural Survival and The Nature Conservancy.