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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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.

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I can help you evaluate your products for sale in different venues, design items using local skills and materials, and develop a marketing plan.

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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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Recent event recording

Meet a Member: Fireside Chat with Prerana Anjali Choudhury

House of Noorie was started by WARP Member Prerana Anjali Choudhury who belongs to Assam in northeastern India. Prerana grew up loving handmade textiles as she would watch her paternal grandmother weave traditional mekhela sadors (a traditional two-piece drape worn by women in Assam) on the household loom.

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