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handwoven silk fabrics available in April

Handwoven, naturally dyed silk fabrics created by women's weaving groups in rural Thailand (fairly traded by TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles) will be available in April 2010. Many are hand-reeled and organic (produced without any chemical inputs at any stage of their making). Ask about custom orders: ask@tammachat.com.



For a sneak preview of the fabrics, visit our … Continue

Added by Ellen Agger on January 30, 2010 at 1:30 — No Comments

New video: sustainable bamboo

Bamboo is touted to be a sustainable fabric, yet it must be highly processed with large chemical or mechanical inputs to create soft fabrics. Instead, we found a much more sustainable way to use bamboo: harvest it in ways that you can continue to harvest over long periods of time, soak the bamboo, then peel the skin and weave it into baskets.



I just posted a new video on TAMMACHAT's YouTube Channel: Weaving Organic Bamboo Baskets in Laos:… Continue

Added by Ellen Agger on July 28, 2009 at 15:21 — No Comments

Updated Online Shop: fairly traded, handwoven, naturally dyed textiles

fairly traded silk scarf from Laos



fairly traded silk scarf from Thailand

Just updated...beautiful, new textiles in TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles' Online Shop: silk scarves, fun bags, silk squares for quilters and other fibre artists. All fairly traded and crafted by hand by women's weaving groups and development projects that work with village groups in rural Thailand and Laos. Visit our Artisans page and Travel… Continue

Added by Ellen Agger on June 5, 2009 at 18:30 — No Comments

TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles: working with rural women weavers in Thailand and Laos

naturally dyed, handwoven silk scarf from Thailand TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles brings fairly traded, naturally dyed, handwoven textiles to Canada and beyond through our Online Shop. We work with rural women's weaving groups and development projects that work with village groups in Thailand and Laos. All this work is small scale, home-based work and produces an important secondary income to women who primarily work as rice… Continue

Added by Ellen Agger on May 12, 2009 at 10:31 — 4 Comments

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