Anne-Laure Py is French-American and spent much of her early career working in Asia. Based on her experience in Central Asia she started Craftspring, which partners with exceptional artisans in Kyrgyzstan to design and sell their handmade felt products around the world. Anne is now based in Park Slope Brooklyn, where she continues to build Craftspring, and lives with her partner Tim and their daughter Juliette. She loves to walk in the woods, dance and travel to unexpected places. Craftspring supports exceptional women entrepreneurs in Kyrgyzstan by helping them tap into the power of global markets to preserve their traditions. They make beautiful products whose production process is anchored in community, local production inputs and empowering wages. The mission is to make products that are deeply beautiful.