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

Register now for WARP’s 2024 Annual Meeting!

May 15 – 18, 2024 (Both In-Person and Live Streaming) We’re thrilled to invite you to WARP’s 2024 Annual Meeting, where members gather for learning, camaraderie, and networking. This year’s meeting will be held in Golden, Colorado May 15-18th. We have an exciting lineup of speakers from the region’s textile community, and a number of fun networking opportunities including our annual Welcome Circle, live auction and fashion show, international marketplace, and discussion groups. Join us!


Upcoming events

Meet a Member: Fireside Chat with Kat Novak

March 13, 2024 (Virtual Event) WARP MEMBERS ONLY – Kat Novak is a textile artist whose emphasis is on embroidery, handspinning, screen printing, and digital textile printing. Kat is the Associate Director of the TechStyleLAB and Faculty in the School of Fashion at Kent State University.

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

Ngurunit Basket Weavers

The Ngurunit Basket Weavers is a cooperative based in the Ngurunit Community of Samburu County in northern Kenya. Their baskets are sold under the label of Nomadic Baskets.

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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Internet sales then (1994) and now (2024)

Because internet sales are of continual interest, we decided that this month we would bring you a story from the Spring 2023 WARP newsletter about just that. Susan Schaefer Davis has been doing internet sales of rugs from Morocco for just about as long as internet sales have existed, retiring just six years ago. Rikki Quintana is a relative newcomer to the field, starting her sales for “the ‘Stans” a mere ten years ago   INGLÉS/ESPAÑOL

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