TAMMACHAT joins Fair Trade Fair in Victoria, BC!

We've recently relocated to Victoria, BC, where we're happy to find a great interest in ethical consumption.

Join TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles as we present our handwoven, naturally dyed, fairly traded Thai and Lao textiles for the first time in Victoria. You'll find a variety of pieces perfect for gift giving or for yourself:
cotton & organic silk SCARVES 
~ knitting & shoulder BAGS ~ hand-stitched CUSHION COVERS ~ & more

Saturday, November 28, 2015 
First Metropolitan Church Hall
932 Balmoral Street
Victoria, BC  Canada

Introducing TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles: 
TAMMACHAT is a social enterprise (established in 2007) that believes in fair trade -- not charity -- as a model for supporting both artisans in the developing world and consumers who want to shop ethically. Concern for people and the planet before profits drives TAMMACHAT's work. Our fair trade relationships are based on long-term commitment to women's artisan groups, advance payments, fair prices (set by the artisans), and mutual respect and learning.

TAMMACHAT's fairly traded textiles from Thailand and Laos are hand-loomed or hand-stitched, and -- for the most part -- are coloured with sustainably created, beautiful natural dyes. They are made by women farmers, who mostly grow rice, the staple food in this region. The work of creating and dyeing yarns, then weaving them into fabrics for unique products provides important income to rural families, and helps sustain communities and traditions.

At the Fair Trade Fair:
Here's a sampling of the handwoven, naturally dyed textiles we'll be offering, along with  photos of a couple of our artisan partners in Thailand and Laos. For more about the women's weaving groups that create these special textiles, visit our Artisans page. And browse through our blog for stories from our annual trips where we work directly with these artisans groups.

TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles' organic silk scarves
~ handwoven, organic silk scarves ~

~ handwoven, organic silk scarves ~

Thai artisan displaying organic silk fabric
~ Thai artisan displaying her organic silk fabric ~

TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles' cotton products
~ an assortment of handwoven cotton products ~

~ Lao artisan winding organic silk yarns ~