One of the organizations that I whole heartedly support is Aid to Artisans, who educate artists and craftspeople in developing countries on product design, production and business skills. These skills mainly benefit women owned businesses in small rural communities and promote value in traditional handmade goods. It's a great training program to learn more about.
Take a look at these amazing color forecasts for 2009 in their recent magazine. I so wish it was my job to collage these together.There is so much detail in these rich storyboards. It just makes me want to throw away all my clothes, shop, paint and redecorate my house, not to mention buy a ticket to travel to these inspiring places. I'm really loving the aqua to blue green pallet with it's touches of complementary red and orange. Color forecasting often pulls form world culture and events and you can see just how global we have become.