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Gaga for Gamcha!

Gaga for Gamcha!

25th Aug 2019

We learned about gamcha this winter while visiting the folks at 145 East, a clothing company in Kolkata. Gamcha is a thin cotton towel handwoven in bright primary colors by weavers located in rural … read more
The Bamboo Scarf Weavers of Guatemala

The Bamboo Scarf Weavers of Guatemala

Posted by Mary Anne Wise on 20th Aug 2019

The Bamboo scarf weavers, Association de Maya in Guatemala is one of the longest organized cooperatives we’ve had the privilege of working with. Originally, the women banned together for safety and su … read more

The Comeback of Kala Cotton

Posted by Angie Brown on 1st Jul 2019

Weaving in India has traditionally been a man’s job, while women have always assisted by filling the bobbins and making the warp. So, on our recent trip to the Kachchh in Gujarat India, we were thri … read more

​Kantha Embroidery Empowers Women

Posted by Angie Brown on 27th Feb 2019

A highlight for out trip to Kolkata, India was time spent with Shamlu Dudeja, the founder of Self Help Enterprise (SHE), a nonprofit that empowers women through embroidery.Shamlu, a math educator an … read more

Hold Your Horses: The Taliban and Rug Making

Posted by Mary Anne Wise on 15th Feb 2019

It’s difficult to imagine how the Taliban in Afghanistan and Cultural Cloth in Maiden Rock, WI could ever intersect. And by extension, how the lives of our supportive customers could intersect with … read more