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IMPACT PROJECTS

We regularly seek to amplify our impact by undertaking special projects with leading NGOs, development organizations and social enterprises. Here is a selection of our past impact projects.
  • PLANTING TREES IN AFGHANISTAN

    As a travel company we don’t believe its enough to simply off-set the carbon emissions generated by our travellers flights. We have calculated a formula for the most effective way to ensure long term carbon capture that we are implementing in Bamiyan, Afghanistan.

  • COVID EMERGENCY FUNDRAISER

    Coronavirus is impacting us all. However, for our friends and colleagues in Afghanistan the situation is already extremely precarious. We can't sit passively as the virus spreads. That is why we are launching a campaign to raise £18,000 for the health workers serving on the frontlines of this battle.

  • UN LIVE X ISHKAR

    We were honoured to be the chosen curators of the Museum for the United Nations’s first exhibition: ‘My Mark: My City’ a campaign aiming to galvanise climate action with a positive vision of what sustainable cities of the future could, and should look like.

  • THE PIN PROJECT

    The Pin Project is an initiative ISHKAR launched on Kickstarter last year. We raised over £63,000 to provide jewellery training and work for displaced people living in Burkina Faso, Turkey, Jordan and Afghanistan.

  • NRC X ISHKAR

    Last year severe droughts struck western Afghanistan, hitting hardest those who are dependent on agriculture for their subsistence. Through this collaboration ISHKAR, who provided the designs, and NRC, who provided the training, are helping the women affected by the crisis to diversify their incomes as the climate crisis worsens.

OUR AIMS

ECO-FRIENDLY

Wherever we can we try to use re-cycled materials and less plastic. 

QUALITY

We pride ourselves on products that are of an uncompromising quality, despite often being made in challenging environments.

SOCIAL

Our products are largely purchased through local NGOs, ensuring a proportion of the money we invest is recycled back into development projects.

See where we work

Our World

We work in countries that have been cut off by global events. See a snapshot of where we work below

OBJECTS.Discover the challenging markets where our objects are made
STORIES.See where we gather stories from our partner photographers, film-makers artists and artisans
TRAVEL.Glimpse the rarely visited locations we travel to through our group trips
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Mali.
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Afghanistan.
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Pakistan.
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Iraq.
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Sudan.
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Yemen.
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Burkina Faso.
Lebanon. Image
Lebanon.
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Myanmar.
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