Ixil Collective

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

(202) 873-4497

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.

Khadi Oaxaca

Khadi Oaxaca
Libertad #2
San Sebastian Rio Hondo, Miahuatlan
Oaxaca, Mexico 70877

+52 951 285 1479

Contact person: Eliseo Ramirez (Spanish) and Kalindi Attar (English)

Khadi Oaxaca is a non-profit company dedicated to spinning, dyeing and weaving fabric and sewing and embroidering cotton and wool clothing. Our process is ecological, ethical, and artisanal supporting over 300 livelihoods throughout rural Oaxaca. We can work with you to create custom woven fabrics and we can cut and sew these fabrics, or our standard fabrics, to create your clothing designs. Additionally, we have a team of artisans who can embroider your designs.

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.

Diane de Souza Designs

Consultant, Designer, Production Dyeing

Diane de Souza Designs
PO Box 2051
El Prado, NM 87529

(575) 224-4858

My primary expertise is in dyeing natural fibers in environmentally friendly methods using natural-dye extracts. Services include instruction, consultation on methods, costs, processes, and viability and dyeing of natural fibers. I also have considerable experience in natural-fiber manufacturing and construction techniques including weaving, spinning, and knitting.


Adrienne Sloane


Adrienne Sloane
31 Barnard Ave.
Watertown, MA 02472

(617) 926-1914

I am a practicing fiber artist with many years of both hand- and machine-knitting experience. My degree in anthropology has helped inform a strong interest in working with knitters internationally to strengthen their abilities so that they can sell their knit goods at fair-labor prices. I have taught sculptural fiber overseas and worked with indigenous knitters in Peru and Bolivia. I would welcome the opportunity do such work again.

Sarah Saulson

Consultant, Designer

Sarah Saulson, Handweaver
40 Wriston Drive
Providence, RI 02906
(after May 1, 2019)

(315) 317-6165


I have been a full-time production weaver and dyer, and a teacher of the same  for over 30 years. In addition to my textiles background, I majored in Anthropology where I studied social change and economic development.  Together these two threads have built my interest in working with producer groups in the developing world to help improve the lives of women, children and their communities.  I have an in-depth knowledge of technical aspects of weaving, cloth construction and yarns, color and textile design.  I have worked with producer groups in Ghana, India and Guatemala and am available to provide design,  weaving support and consultation services.

Janice G Knausenberger

Consultant, Designer

Janice G Knausenberger
3336 Memphis Ln.
Bowie, MD 20715


Janice G Knausenberg-logoFor over twenty-five years, I have served as an international consultant specializing in weaving and other fiber arts, production efficiency, and design. I have lived and consulted in the Caribbean, Africa, and the United States, and I have experience working with people from diverse backgrounds, ages, and skill levels. Skilled in translating customer’s stated and unstated expectations into handwoven articles, I know how to translate vision into art inspiration.

Cloth Girl

Consultant Designer, Conservation, Restoration, Curator

Cloth Girl
352 B Street
Blaine, WA 98230

(206) 992-0513


Contact person: Judy Newland

Cloth Conspiracy-logo

For twenty years, I lived a museum life. I am available for museum consultation on any issue, but specialize in exhibit design and development and curating textile exhibitions. I am a textile historian with expertise in Southwestern textiles and archaeological textiles, particularly ancient Andean cloth. I have experience in textile preservation, conservation, and archival storage of materials. I teach weaving, spinning, and natural dyeing and love sharing the joy of sustainable eco- dyeing. I will donate 5% of all profits from eco-dyed fabrics to WARP.