The Friends of the Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan will be known and respected for:

  • Developing and sustaining a committed global network of friends and supporters for the Royal Textile Academy willing to donate their time and money to the advancement of Bhutanese textiles as both a critical cultural legacy and vital contemporary embodiment of cultural continuity, expression, and identity;
  • Creating and financing a permanent center for promoting the living traditions of Bhutanese textiles and textile making;
  • Building, documenting, and conserving a national collection representing the most important textiles of Bhutan and introducing that collection and heritage to the world;
  • Creating sustainable economic opportunities and preserving the cultural legacy of textile making through the education and training a network of woman weavers throughout Bhutan.