Posts Tagged ‘Cooperative’

Apr 23

Women’s Cooperative in Morocco Creates Striking Jewelry

The mastery of making traditional, hand-knotted buttons by the Moroccan women of Khenifra has taken on new forms. Through the creative efforts of the Artisanat des Femmes cooperative, these buttons have been strikingly transformed into colorful strings of jewelry.→ Read more

Mar 23

Eugene Textile Center hosts Trunk Show

Join ClothRoads and the Eugene Textile Center for a Trunk Show and Lecture→ Read more

Mar 05

Hand Knit Alpaca with Beading on a Road Less Traveled in Peru

Sometimes it pays to take the road less traveled. Such is the case when it’s the only road to the village of Huacatinco in the Ocongate region of the Cusco highlands of Peru. Here we were, five of us in a four-wheel drive pick-up truck, during rainy season, off to→ Read more

Sep 12

A Natural Fiber Forms a Bond among Ayoreo Women

Strong. Resilient. Tenacious. That’s my description of the naturally-dyed fiber bags, designed and created by the Cheque Oitedie Cooperative from the Ayoreo community of Bolivia. But it’s also describes the character of the women who are its makers.→ Read more

Apr 30

One Strong Woman Heads Weaving Coop in Guatemala

Drive northwest from Cobán in the Altaverapaz region of Guatemala, up impossibly steep and winding roads, through stands of coffee and banana trees and lush semi-tropical foliage. Pass the agricultural cooperative community of Samac, and keep going up. Eventually you come to a wide spot in the road with a→ Read more

Aug 22

Making Good in Morocco: Knotted Silk 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 silk buttons made by hand by Moroccan women are not only beautiful, but tell a story of empowerment and independence.→ Read more

Oct 05

Call the Search Off: Guatemalan Organic Handspun Cotton Cloth Found

Handspun organic “cuyuscate” brown cotton→ Read more

May 11

Knit a Scarf Using Handspun Peruvian Alpaca

Peruvian elders handspinning→ Read more

Feb 24

Molo Wool Project and the Artisans of Animals

When Gwen and John Meyer take a yearly vacation, they don’t stay close to home. But “home” is what they found in rural areas of Kenya, Africa.  Since 2007, they have been using their skills in fiber crafts and sheep farming, to provide training in spinning, knitting, weaving, and dyeing→ Read more

Feb 03

Golden Buttons: The Vision of Amina Yabis

The many styles of buttons→ Read more

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