Local Cloth

Local Cloth
PO Box 9622
Asheville, NC 28815

(828) 407-0678
info@localcloth.org
www.localcloth.org
www.shoplocalcloth.org

Contact person: Judi Jetson

Shop Local Cloth is on a mission to bring climate-benefitting fiber to your closet, your garden, and your studio. Our online marketplace supports producers at every stage in the fiber supply chain – from the mountains with love. We hope to make it easier to shop local, from afar, all while supporting our regional Blue Ridge Mountain Fibershed and the Western North Carolina fiber economy.


Baskets of Africa

Baskets of Africa
1714 Eubank Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112

(800) 504-4656
info@basketsofafrica.com
https://basketsofafrica.com

Contact person: Cael Chappell

We offer a wide variety of high quality, true Fair Trade, baskets from throughout the African continent. Each of these uniquely handwoven baskets is individually photographed for your shopping convenience. You can choose with confidence, knowing that you will receive the exact basket you see on display. As regular shipments arrive directly from Africa, we continuously add new baskets to our ever evolving collection. Check back often to see the latest Fair Trade African Baskets and Gifts! Baskets of Africa has been supporting weavers and their families since 2002 by offering them economic and creative opportunities to weave their baskets.


Artisans Beyond Borders

Artisans Beyond Borders
4620 E. San Francisco Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85712

(520) 398-9450

Contact@ArtisansBeyondBorders.org
www.ArtisansBeyondBorders.org

Contact person: Valarie James, Founder

Generational arts embroidered and crocheted on traditional manta cloth. Created by asylum-seekers while migrating from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Mexico to the U.S. Artisans Beyond Borders bi-national Initiative empowers families to create heritage arts, supports solidarity among artisans regardless of their origin, and fosters friendship and respect between artisans and their supporters across the U.S.-Mexico border.


Amano Marketplace

Amano Marketplace
2129 19th St. N
Arlington, VA 22201

(202) 873-4497
elenalaswick@gmail.com
www.amanomarketplace.com

Contact person: Elena Laswick

Grounded in honesty, fairness and collaboration, Amano Marketplace is a platform where Latin American artisans can share their designs and stories and where you can learn more about traditional art forms and find unique, handmade items from over 20 small-scale operations who collectively represent over 1,000 Latin American artisans. Amano aspires to foster a space that contributes to the continuation of artisanal heritage and promotes mutual exchange, connection & learning. In addition to products from Latin America, we also offer live and pre-recorded virtual classes with artisans from Peru and Guatemala.


Ixil Collective

Ixil Collective
2129 19th St. N
Arlington, VA 22201

(202) 873-4497
hello@ixilcollective.org
www.ixilcollective.org

Contact person: Elena Laswick

Ixil [ee-sheel] Collective is a collaboration between Maya Ixil weavers and an American designer. Because the Ixil region of Guatemala is far off the beaten tourist path, there is very little direct access to a market for artisans. Ixil Collective was created to help these remote artisans earn a more substantial market share. All designs are based on traditional Ixil dress and motifs and are made by Ixil artisans living in the towns of Chajul, Cotzal and Nebaj in the Quiché region of Guatemala.


THREADS Documentary Film

THREADS Documentary Film

Kantha Productions LLC
PO Box 143
Lakebay, WA  98349

(253) 592-3596
cathy@kanthathreads.com
www.kanthathreads.com

Contact persons: Cathy Stevulak and Leonard Hill

THREADS takes us on a journey with self-trained artist Surayia Rahman who transforms the quilt-work tradition of kantha to create possibilities for a better life for her family and hundreds of young mothers in Bangladesh. Over three decades, as their art becomes prized possessions of connoisseurs around the world, Surayia Rahman and the artisans overcome their hardships with needle and thread, stitch by stitch.

Winner of three film festival awards and multiple laurels, THREADS film celebrates global artisanship and the power of textile art as a path to dignity, independence and community.  THREADS is available on DVD, streaming, and for educators and community screenings. To view the trailer for THREADS, please click here.

Many of the designs embroidered by The Widows Friend are created by Surayia Rahman.


New Pathways to Enterprise

New Pathways to Enterprise

1588 Keswick Place
Annapolis, MD 21401

Chris@NewPathwaysToEnterprise.org
www.NewPathwaysToEnterprise.org

Contact person: Christine Nielsen

New Pathways is dedicated to improving the lives of women and their families living in impoverished communities in the Philippines. Our Learning to Livelihood nurtures the development of artisan groups engaged in a range of textiles creation and enhancements. New Pathways’ artisans are engaged in a wide range of textiles creation and embellishments, including beading on satin and lace; macramé, and weaving on table-top looms designed by co-founder, R. Keith Raney.


LolaLovesCargo

LolaLovesCargo
163 Stanton Street #6
New York, NY 10002

(646) 234-6667

lolalovescargo@gmail.com
www.lolalovescargo.com

Contact person: Lola Faturoti

Lolalovecargo's concept is merging authentic traditional designs with functional modern clothing. Our mission is to preserve the traditional designs and skills of indigenous artisans, and to contribute to the minimizing of the dumping system in the third world countries by reworking used clothes into one of a kind clothes. We are open to collaborating with indigenous artisans from all parts of the World.