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Fashion Fabrics Spotlight

Changing the World One Pick at a Time

Creative Women - Bolivian Weaver I’m always interested in design for a greater good; projects where people take their talent and creativity and apply it in a way that truly benefits others.  So imagine how excited I was to stumble upon a company that uses hand woven textiles (one of my favorite forms of artistic expression!) to help make the world a better place. Creative Women is a company that prides itself on producing home and personal accessories that are classic yet contemporary while making a real difference in the lives of women.  By purchasing fabric produced by female weavers from around the world at a fair price, the company is able to create beautifully executed products while supporting the economic independence of women.  I’ve spent some time on the site and while there isn’t currently a way to purchase online, there is a long list of retail locations that carry the work.  Plus, there’s a little blurb about emailing them if you can’t find a retail outlet near you. That’s pretty convenient. I plan on making a purchase once I decide between my two favorites, the Ethiopian Hand Spun Silk Scarves and the Organic Cotton Throw Pillows from Mali. Hmm. Maybe both?

 

 

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Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online community and support system for independent designers around the world. She’s a traveler, a weaver, and a foodie. A deep love for the craft of fashion pared with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION were she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!