PAZA Cooperative in Bolivia
Sharing the Dream in Guatemala
Sharing the Dream, Guatemala
WARP is a catalyst for improving the quality of life of textile artisans worldwide.
Kushi Kantha in Bangladesh
Kushi Kantha, Bangladesh
WARP is a catalyst for improving the quality of life of textile artisans worldwide.
PAZA Cooperative in Bolivia
PAZA Cooperative, Bolivia
WARP is a catalyst for improving the quality of life of textile artisans worldwide.
Zulu wire basket weavers in South Africa
Zulu wire basket weavers, South Africa
Baskets of Africa
WARP is a catalyst for improving the quality of life of textile artisans worldwide.
Kakaw Designs in Guatemala
Kakaw Designs, Guatemala
WARP is a catalyst for improving the quality of life of textile artisans worldwide.
Espace Fann in Beirut, Lebanon
Espace Fann, Lebanon
WARP is a catalyst for improving the quality of life of textile artisans worldwide.

WARP is a catalyst for improving the quality of life of textile artisans worldwide.
We are an inclusive global network of individuals and organizations who value the social, cultural, historic, artistic, and economic importance of textile arts.

We believe textiles are fundamental to the human experience and reflect a community’s culture

WARP’s 2024 Annual Meeting

WARP’s Annual Meeting is where members gather for learning, camaraderie, and networking. The 2024 meeting was held in Golden, Colorado. We had an exciting lineup of speakers from the region’s textile community. The video recordings are all available for those who were unable to attend in person.

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Upcoming events

Meet a Member: Fireside Chat with the Lopez Family

July 10 & 11, 2024 (Virtual Event) – MEMBERS ONLY. In July, we welcome Florinda Lopez Aguilar, and her daughters Jenny and Ashley, to share their back-strap weaving journey with WARP members on our monthly Fireside Chats program! INGLÉS/ESPAÑOL

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Follow the Thread 2: Textile Tours and Traditional Craft

July 18, 2024 (Virtual Event) – This panel features WARP Members who give textile-focused tours. Each has designed adventures to broaden the perspectives of textile lovers while simultaneously helping to promote and sustain traditional craftspeople and their skills.

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We believe cross-cultural exchange enriches the lives of individuals in the global textile community and promotes positive change

Our work supporting textile communities around the world is made possible by the generosity of donors like you.

We believe networking and sharing information facilitates constructive action

Featured member business

Artisans Beyond Borders

Artisans Beyond Borders, a binational initiative, facilitates and preserves cultural and familial Arts crafted by asylum-seekers at the Arizona/Mexico border and beyond

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Featured member publication

By Nilda Callañaupa Álvarez, Christine Franquemont and Joe Coca. The powerful visual expressions of Joe Coca’s photographs introduce dozens of elder weavers and the landscapes that they occupy in the Cusco region of the Peruvian Andes. A revealing cultural study presents personal stories and deep insight into time-honored textile traditions.

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Appropriation, Appreciation + Commodification

On the opening day of Fashioning San Francisco: A Century of Style, I was on a panel about cultural appropriation and appreciation.Kaiser spoke to the implications of cultural appropriation for consumers. The chance of coming together all of these years later to discuss the same topic in a new context was fortuitous. What I wanted viewers of my documentary in 1999 and visitors to the de Young in 2024 to consider when thinking about this topic hasn’t changed — it’s still all about power.  INGLÉS/ESPAÑOL

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