Queen Amina Embroidery

Queen Amina Embroidery
c/o 3811 Santa Fe Trail
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2748

(734) 646-8051



Contact people: Hassana Yusuf & Elisha Renne

QAE-LogoThe Hausa people of northern Nigeria are renowned for embroidery of voluminous robes known as babban riga. In Zaria City, robe embroidery was primarily done by men until the 1970s, when women began to take up the hand-embroidery work. In 1994, several excellent women embroiderers, who were interested in embroidering garments and smaller pieces using robe designs, came together to form the group, Queen Amina Embroidery, managed by Hassana Yusuf.

Mayan Hands

Mayan Hands
420 Whitehall Road
Albany, NY 12208

(518) 729-1900

Contact person: Anne Kelly

Wholesale Accounts Available

Mayan Hands is fair trade non-profit organization dedicated to providing economic and educational opportunity to Mayan women and girls in Guatemala. With access to market, capacity-building programs and scholarships, women and girls have a dignified path out of poverty, while maintaining their cherished cultural traditions.

Mayan Hands artisan partners are proud to offer you their finely crafted handwoven textiles, including scarves, bags, and table linens, as well as handmade pine-needle baskets, felted-wool animals, friendship bracelets, Judaica products, and holiday gifts.

Marrakesh Express

Marrakesh Express, Women Weavers Online
791 College Ave. #2
Haverford, PA 19041

(610) 909-5634

Contact person: Susan Schaefer Davis

Wholesale Accounts Available

Marrakesh-Express-logoOn the Marrakesh site you can “meet” and buy directly from the weavers in N'kob Morocco, giving them the full profit for their rugs. The women’s rugs are knotted or flatweave, wool, hand woven, and usually one of a kind. Those you see can be recreated if sold, or modified to order. [The rest of my site is 'closed.'] I also enjoy being a personal shopper for other styles of rugs in Morocco.

Fusion De Maya

Fusion De Maya
20 Bay View Ave.
South Dartmouth, MA 02748

(917) 566-4211

Contact person: Marjorie Durko Puryear

Wholesale Accounts Available

Unique handwoven products in silky bamboo or cotton fibers from fair-wage textile cooperatives. Our indigenous Maya weavers use modern and traditional dye methods and historically traditional backstrap looms. We work with women-owned and operated fair-wage textile cooperatives helping to empower Maya women and provide income opportunities with a focus of sustaining traditional textile practices. As a textile artist, product designer, and textile historian I focus on upholding fine craftsmanship and indigenous textile traditions.

Amigos de Taquile

Amigos de Taquile
41342 O Rd.
Paonia, CO 81428

(970) 527-6570

Contact person:
Tara Miller or Samuel Brown

Wholesale Accounts Available

We offer fine handwoven and knitted textiles from Taquile Island, Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru, that have been fairly traded for solar supplies over a three-decade relationship. As a ceremonial family member, we are considered to be padrinos, co-parents, parents, and even grandparents within an extended family on Taquile. Our collection for sale includes wool and alpaca hats, ceremonial purse-bags, eyeglasses leashes, wrist ties, vests, and gloves. Visit our blog, email, or telephone for details on specific items.

Cultural Cloth

Cultural Cloth
W3560 State Rd. 35
Maiden Rock, WI 54750

(715) 448-2053

Contact Person: Jody Slocum

Wholesale Accounts Available

Cultural-Cloth-3As life-long textile artists, with over 50 years of production experience combined, we delight in discovering artisan groups whose work merits a wider audience and introducing their work to our customers.  Every decision we make is informed by the knowledge that women need money today to feed their family’s tonight. Helping artisans succeed in the marketplace is a core value, informed by Multicolores, a non-profit group we co-founded in Guatemala specializing in artisan training.

Cotton Clouds, Inc.

Cotton Clouds, Inc.
5176 S. 14th Ave.
Safford, AZ 85546

(800) 322-7888

Contact person: Irene Schmoller

Wholesale Accounts Available

Cotton Clouds proudly offers Tintes Naturales Friendship Towel, Baby Blanket & Jacket Kits with naturallly dyed cotton yarns produced by Mayan Hands of Guatemala.  We supply quality cotton and cotton-blend, rayon chenille, bamboo, linen, and blended cellulose yarns, on cones and skeins as well as organically grown cotton spinning fibers and yarns.  Exclusively designed kits are available for weaving towels, scarves, throws, and home décor.


ClothRoads, a Global Textile Marketplace

PO Box 271311
Fort Collins, CO 80527


Contact person: Marilyn Murphy

Clothroads-logoClothRoads is your gateway to a world of authentic textile culture. Here you’ll find artisan textiles and accessories from many corners of the globe, along with stories of indigenous artisans and ancient techniques used in both traditional and modern ways. We publish a monthly calendar of global textile events and have a rich resource of textile travel.  When you purchase from ClothRoads, you help us build and develop new markets that allow artisans and communities— especially women and girls—to flourish.