mission

We seek to enable indigenous artists to continue their way of life through sustainable income, from wherever they reside.  Through each license, we are able to return 500% more profits to the artist than status quo. Twice a month, our team runs surface pattern, technological, and financial literacy workshops with our partner communities. 



How We Work

Our team has worked with tribal communities for 4 years. Our members and advisors are currently or previously affiliated with Ralph Lauren, Vivienne Tam, Echoing Green, National Geographic Society, Fulbright, Getty Images, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford-StartX, Tesla, and Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Profit Splits

Through each license, we are able to return on average 500% more profits to the artist than status quo. Twice a month, our team runs surface pattern, technological, and financial literacy workshops with our partner communities. Royalties wired back to village average 5 times the original selling price (Status quo: 1200 INR, or ~$15 at sale of the village). Our profit split structure -- 75% to the artists and 25% to a community fund, which recognizes individual talent but also allows the village to participate as a whole and vote on spending for community needs.

What's in a print?

Purely conceived by our artists. Our design team only creates 2 changes from hand to the final design: Putting into repeat, and changing the art from raster to vector. Each print is documented with its origin stories along with editorial-level collateral.

team

Rebecca Hui
Founder and CEO

Himani More
Designer

Pamela Lysohir
Business Development

Vivian Kvitka
Designer

Roshni Vyam
Community Organizer

Catherine Nair
Operations

Join us

Life is abundant, not scarce. We are always looking to partner with values-aligned brands with sharp aesthetics. Or funders who are looking to increase the proverbial pie for last generation artists. Reach out to us at info@rootsstudio.co

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