After Shannon and her husband, Mick, spent a year travelling in India and Nepal, the plight of Tibetan refugees motivated her to return to Australia and design The Dharma Door’s first product. Shannon then searched throughout the region for new products and people to work with, which led her to Bangladesh. She discovered the timeless craft of woven jute; and a wonderful not-for-profit NGO group who genuinely supported its artisans. By working with not-for-profit NGOs on the ground, they have developed an approach that honours both artisans and buyers. Based in Byron Bay, the couple now work together with a global team to replicate this approach across continents.