CREATING VIABLE SHARED ECOSYSTEMS
EQUITABLE, SUSTAINABLE AND COMMERCIALLY SUCCESSFUL
90% of the economy of the Pacific Islands is informal, under served – but is home to an abundance of incredible talent, heritage and creativity. REAL Impact is building a pathway for these informal economies and the people behind them – so that they can participate in a meaningful, viable, export-ready creative industry.
This catalogue is for trade, and is a showcase of products sourced for our pilot program from Fiji, PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, and is supported by our founding partner Pacific Trade Invest Australia, the Australian government through their Pacific RISE program and Water Tiger, our Australian distribution partner.
With a deep respect for their culture and traditional skills, REAL Impact proudly presents Considered by real ‘Pacific Collection’. We thank you for your consideration in purchasing these beautiful pieces of ‘functional art’, and look forward to working with you. Enjoy!
Virginia, Founder Considered by REAL.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
ARTISANS OF THE PACIFIC
CREATING FUNCTIONAL WORKS OF ART
REAL Impact was asked to look at the Creative Arts Industry across the Pacific, so off we ventured on a journey of discovery. We travelled to Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to discover the ‘Artisans of the Pacific’, and we were blown away by the incredible talent, heritage and creativity that we found. These skills and unique cultures have been thousands of years in the making, passed down from generation to generation. Each nation presents its own unique and rich art forms that represent their community, culture and the natural resources that are available to them.
Our goal is to elevate these functional works of art to their rightful position, creating market access and assisting with building a bridge that will deliver positive social impact. This catalogue is the beginning of the journey to inclusive and sustainable economic empowerment for these communities (and their products).