Celebrating 30 Years Supporting Thai and Lao Weavers and Dyers
2014 "Twilight Orbs" by Rachel Derstine.
Stunning design using our silk ikat handwovens and hand-dyed cotton.
Offering hand-woven and hand-dyed fabrics from women's weaving cooperatives in Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia. These village artisans provide important supplementary income for their families while maintaining ancient weaving and dyeing traditions. Our specialty is IKAT resist-dyed fabrics, supplementary weft, and other embellished fabrics from SE Asia's rich textile heritage.
Supporting groups who are "Green Product" certified while partnering with Fair Trade Organizations locally and internationally. Our dyers use both natural dyes and Low Impact Dyes from Germany and participate in "Weavers for the Environment" eco-friendly dye practices.
Creating an artistic vision for our hand-woven textiles through our wearable art and by sharing the work of other fiber artists designing with our fabrics. Our clothing patterns and art-to wear clothing creations produced in our studio may be purchased at our shows.
This is a site for textile enthusiasts, designers, fiber artists, sewers and quilters who value the look and feel of hand-woven and intricate hand-dyed fabrics and textiles direct from the hand of the artisans. Supporting artisan cooperatives empowers women to create better lives for their families, to send their kids to school, and to provide the basics of life. Their textile creations are maintaining their cultural heritage while enriching our lives with the beauty of their work.
Visit the about us section to learn about how the fabrics are made; go to the fabric & Specials section to see current fabrics for sale from this website; visit the creative corner to discover how designers have used the fabric for quilting and sewing; check out our patterns designed for handwoven fabrics under patterns; select your patterns and fabrics then contact us to order or visit one of our shows.
Fair Trade and Our Weavers: We have worked with the Thai Craft Association, a certified member of the International Fair Trade Organization, for many years and share its commitment to fair pay and healthy working conditions. During 25+ years working in Thailand we've seen our weavers improve their daily lives in meeting nutritional, educational and other needs through sales of their needlework, hand-woven fabrics and other products. This added income promotes harmonious family life and creates self esteem while maintaining indigenous textile traditions. Read more about Fair Trade...
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