We created the ABURY Foundation to be able to measure and monitor our impact in the communities, directly. It allows us to offer our customers confidence in knowing exactly what their purchase contributes to. It is imperative to us that the funds end up where they are intended and needed. By working directly with the artisans and their communities during the entire process, we are better able to assess their needs as well as offer transparency of our methods. Sharing our profits rather than donating, amounts to a different dialogue all together. It means that people are supported in taking pride in their heritage and with their dignity intact. They don’t have to be thankful or dependent on others. Instead, they can take pride in the knowledge that their progress is in their hands and has been earned through their tradition and identity.