Join us at VIDEA's Fair Trade Fair in Victoria, BC!

Join TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles as we present our naturally dyed, fairly traded handwoven textiles again at the VIDEA  Fair Trade Fair in Victoria, BC. You'll find a variety of pieces perfect for gift giving or for yourself. This year we'll feature organic silk SCARVES handcrafted by women artisans in rural Thailand. And you'll find other textile treasures too.

Saturday, November 26, 2016
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 are -- for the most part -- 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 additional important income to rural families, and helps sustain communities and traditions.
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 have worked for years directly with these artisan groups.