The CULTURAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS INITIATIVE® is designed to be a worldwide movement supporting the recognition of cultural intellectual property rights® for craftsmen and women who are the custodians and transmitters of traditional garments, traditional designs and traditional manufacturing techniques.
This Initiative was born in April 2018 from the need to eliminate culturally appropriative behaviour in the fashion industry with a vision to create a system that nurtures, sustains and protects Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions.
The Initiative's mission is to act as a mediator in relationships between different stakeholders in the fashion and craft ecosystem, and to support cultural sustainability as a form of education and promotion of cultural heritage and Traditional Cultural Expressions.
EVENTS & MILESTONES
Launch of the Cultural IP Initiative on World Intellectual Property Day, Berlin, Germany
Monica presents the Cultural IP Rights Initiative as cultural entrepreneurship study case at the Swiss Cultural Exchange in Basel
Cultural Sustainability in India - lecture and workshop co-hosted by CIPRI and SUSS at the British Council in New Delhi, India
Monica Moisin joins The Craft Catapult by Start-up Oasis as Mentor for the 2019/2020 cohort. The Craft Catapult is India's first craft start-ups accelerator working on technology facilitated disruptive solutions in the craft value-chain, to catapult India’s craft eco-system
One six delegate speakers, Monica addresses the One Young World 2019 delegates in London, UK, in the Poverty Alleviation Plenary Session on the role of Cultural IP Rights and advocacy for equal partnership with artisan communities and indigenous creators in reducing poverty globally. She is introduced on stage by Ms. Lamiya Morshed, Executive Director of the Yunus Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Signing Day in Bagru, India, for the Mahila Print #RoyaltiesforArtisans Contracts. A big step for the craft community in India.
Launch of the Cultural Sustainability Report "Profiles of Textile Artisans in Kutch, Gujarat, India"
Raphael Schreiber officially joins the CIPRI Permanent Team as Sustainability Consultant following our 2020 Fieldwork in India.
Official launch of the four CIPRI Action Pillars - Legal consulting, holistic Sustainability Consulting with focus on Cultural Sustainability, Advocacy and Fieldwork Research.
As a semi-finalist of the European Union Social Innovation Challenge #diogochallenge, CIPRI submits the "WhyWeCraft - Cultural Sustainability in Fashion" proposal for artisan-designer live immersive co-design experiences
“Cultural sustainability means successful transmission of traditional knowledge to future generations. Fashion is an extraordinary medium for achieving this goal.”
— Monica Moisin, Cultural IP & Fashion Lawyer