Support for TAMMACHAT in the Nova Scotia Legislature

When we returned to Canada late in March, we were surprised and pleased to find this resolution in our large pile of mail. It was drafted and read by our Member of the Legislative Assembly in Nova Scotia, Pam Birdsall, on Dec. 13, 2011 in the Nova Scotia Legislature.

Thank you, Pam, for making public the challenges faced by people in Thailand in the dramatic and destructive floods this past fall. We very much appreciate this gesture of support.

A Resolution Commending Alleson Kase and Ellen Agger, Tammachat Natural Textiles

From the records of The Nova Scotia Legislature:

Third Session


By: Ms. Pam Birdsall « » (Lunenburg)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Thailand has experienced some of the worst floods in the last 50 years, losing as much as 15 per cent of their rice crop, causing the disruption of factory operations, and causing widespread unemployment and hardship; and

Whereas Alleson Kase and Ellen Agger of Mahone Bay are the co-owners of TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles, a fair trade company that supports women artisans in Laos and Thailand; and

Whereas TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles is providing much-needed additional income for women and families living in flooded areas of Thailand through fair trade;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Alleson Kase and Ellen Agger of TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles, and wish them safe travels as they return to Thailand to continue to work with women's artisan groups in that country.

[Note: We donated 10% of all sales from our November shows in Nova Scotia to help women in Thailand. See our blog post of Jan. 13, 2012.]