- Home Arts and Industries Association
The Home Arts and Industries Association was an organisation that functioned as a precursor to the
Art Workers Guildin the development of the Arts and Crafts Movementin Britain. It was founded in 1884by Eglantyne Louisa Jebbwho was inspired by an initiative of Charles Godfrey Lelandin Philadelphia. Another leading member was the designer Mary Fraser Tytler. The organisation sought to revive traditional rural crafts which were threatened by the mechanisation of production and by increasing urbanization. In conformity with the thinking of John Ruskinand with Arts and Crafts philosophy, supporters believed that flourishing traditional crafts helped sustain rural communities and provided workers with far more personal satisfaction than was possible for factory workers. The Association funded schools and organised marketing opportunities for craftspeople.
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