Posts Tagged ‘Amina Yabis’

Jun 20

Button Making on the Textile Tour in Morocco

Before the ClothRoads/Thrums Book tour to Morocco fades into memory, there are special moments from the May trip that are highlights. One was visiting the town of Sefrou and meeting Amina Yabis, the founder of the Cherry Button Cooperative. We traveled there to learn the technique of making the jacquard-style→ Read more

Mar 22

Amina Yabis, More Than A Moroccan Button Maker

Amina Yabis is a grassroots feminist button maker. She went from being a Moroccan housewife to founding and leading an organization helping thousands of women and girls to gain education and a voice through traditional Moroccan textile crafts. ClothRoads first interviewed and wrote about Amina in 2012. We had the→ Read more

Aug 22

Making Good in Morocco: Knotted Buttons

The story of Amina Yabis and the Cherry Buttons Cooperative (officially the Sefrou Women’s Silk Button Cooperative), a women’s craft cooperative that Amina founded, is a ClothRoads favorite. The knotted buttons made by hand by Moroccan women are not only beautiful, but tell a story of empowerment and independence.→ Read more

Feb 03

Golden Buttons: The Vision of Amina Yabis

The many styles of buttons→ Read more