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.


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.


Sharing the Dream in Guatemala

Sharing the Dream in Guatemala
10 W. Main Street
Vermillion, SD 57069

1ra Avenida 1-64
Panajachel, Guatemala

(605) 540-6159
director@sharingthedream.org
www.compartiendosuenosenguatemala.org

Contact person: Lauren Vaske

Sharing the Dream in Guatemala’s wholesale project sells handmade crafts directly from Guatemala.  Set up as a way to create sustainability in our programs, our wholesale sales provide further work to the artisans and allow them to better support their families. By cutting out the middleman in the US, we can keep our prices accessible while still paying fairly to the artisans.  Our wholesale project offers unique handmade home textiles, purses and bags, scarves, jewelry, and homewares.


Mayamam Weavers

Mayamam Weavers
50 Cutler Street
Morristown, NJ 07960

(973) 810-6902
mayamamweavers@gmail.com
www.mayamamweavers.com

Contact person: Caryn Maxim

Mayamam Weavers markets home and fashion accessories handwoven by a Guatemalan women’s weaving cooperative. In addition to marketing their beautiful products we provide them with business and skills training. We offer a wide range of high-quality accessories for kitchen, dining, home, and lifestyle, a popular range of toiletry and cosmetic bags, wine totes, and market totes, as well as scarves and shawls for women, aprons and belts for men, and several products for children.

For the full story about Mayamam, please visit the WARP Blog Article written by Caryn.


LoomKatha

LoomKatha
Mumbai, India

+ 91 9811723139
arushi@loomkatha.in
www.loomkatha.in

Contact person: Arushi Chowdhury Khanna, Founder

LoomKatha is a young and vibrant Indian organization established in 2016 for the promotion of our rich heritage of handloom weaving.  Our aim is to connect rural handloom weavers to the global market, enabling greater economic value of the product to be transferred back to the producer. Our product range includes fabrics, scarfs and textile-based stationery. All our products are 100% hand-woven. To date we have over a 1000 happy customers in 7 countries around the world.  Our team works with close to a 100 artisans in 4 states of India, over 60% of whom are female.