In 2003 Ineke Aquarius,Emer Beamer and Hester Ezra founded Butterfly Works with the wish to contribute to greater equality in the world through co-design.
Butterfly Works is based in Amsterdam and works globally with a core team of 15 designers and organizers. They work in emerging economies because they believe in undiscovered potential. Through serious media, social branding and experiential learning they share knowledge, trigger creativity and build sustainable businesses.
Butterfly Works is right now working on an amazing project in the Sahara in the South of Morocco: Taragalte. In association with 3 partners: l’Association Zaila, Sahara Roots and Bureau East they co-designed a hand made product-line, a yearly festival and a tourist accommodation in bivouacs and ecolodge. All that contribute to the social, cultural, economic and environmental well-being of the region.
On November 11th, with the full moon, the celebration of the old Trade Caravan will be held in during a festival with music, dance, and poetry performances – in the spirit of the Great Caravans making their way through the desert. We hope you can join them!