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Journal

The Update On the Ye'Kwana Basket Makers of Venezuela

The Update On the Ye'Kwana Basket Makers of Venezuela

Posted by Mary Anne Wise on 9th Sep 2019

Venezuela has become a failed state. We’ve all viewed the scenes of 3 million people who have left their home country in recent years. They leave by foot, carrying whatever they can manage with little … read more
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