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Introducing myself and my journal: TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles

About Me:
TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles brings fairly traded, handwoven, naturally dyed textiles to Canada and beyond from rural women artisans in rural Thailand and Laos. Conscious consumers are thrilled with the natural fibres -- silk, cotton, hemp and bamboo -- of these eco-fashions for body and home. And we are honoured to be working with pioneers in Thailand's development community who have spent decades helping women artisans celebrate and sustain their weaving traditions, families and communities. Visit http://www.tammachat.com -- check out our Artisans and Travel Blog pages for stories behind these textiles and drop by our Online Shop to buy them.

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LauraB's picture

Welcome

Your business and the philosophy of PulseWire are a great fit. By networking with other like minded members, I'm imagining TAMMACHAT becoming an even more vital business for the rural women artisans in Thailand and Laos. I was in Vietnam and Thailand a few years ago and marveled at the silk threads in golds, umber, crimson woven intricately. The talent and skill is inspiring and wonderful to bring those goods across the globe.

Members that you would have a lot in common with.

Beth Sethi who has a fair trade company.
http://worldpulse.com/user/190

Susan Lomartire started a fair trade company as well.
http://worldpulse.com/user/1391

Kristi Jo Lewis started an online fair trade company.
http://worldpulse.com/user/1207

Best to you and have a blast connecting on PulseWire.

Laura

tammachat's picture

Glad to be part of PulseWire

Thanks for the welcome, Laura. I'll check out these other members. I've already heard from one member. There are a lot of us who are working to connect women around the world in a variety of ways. You're right; the more successful we are, the more we can support these rural women's weaving groups by increasing our orders. What we offer them is interest in their traditions, as well as opening markets in North America (and elsewhere when online), both of which are vital to the continuation of these traditions.

In fair trade,

Ellen

TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles
handwoven beauty ~ fairly traded

Ellen Agger & Alleson Kase
51 Main St., Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0 Canada
Tel: 902-624-0427
Web: www.tammachat.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tammachat

Kizzie's picture

Hey there, Your work is very

Hey there,

Your work is very interesting. Marie Claire has a monthly ethical and eco-fashion page called Fashion with Heart, you should future tammachat products there:)

tammachat's picture

Thanks for the suggestion

Hi, Kizzie. Thanks for telling me about Marie Claire. Do you have any contacts there? Otherwise, I'll contact them directly myself.

Best,

Ellen

TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles
handwoven beauty ~ fairly traded

Ellen Agger & Alleson Kase
51 Main St., Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0 Canada
Tel: 902-624-0427
Web: www.tammachat.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tammachat

Kizzie's picture

Sadly, I don't have a contact

Sadly, I don't have a contact there, but this is the contact page

http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/contact.html

Also look at this website http://www.womensedge.org/, it's an organization called Women Thrive. I got to know about it through World Pulse. They have a women and trade program.
good luck!

tammachat's picture

Thanks again for the info

Thanks once again, Kizzie, for this info. I've already contacted marie claire. Women Thrive is aimed at shaping US policy. We're Canadian, so this is not for us, but interesting work they're doing.

Best,

Ellen

TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles
handwoven beauty ~ fairly traded

Ellen Agger & Alleson Kase
51 Main St., Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0 Canada
Tel: 902-624-0427
Web: www.tammachat.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tammachat

Kizzie's picture

Hey there, Women Thrive has

Hey there,

Women Thrive has an online store for ethical products made by women:)

http://www.womenthrive.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=395...

I hope you find this useful in some way:)

World Pulse has a list of similar initiatives.

http://worldpulse.com/magazine/marketplace

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