You can find more links on our Artisans page.
Asia Monitor Resource Centre – Homenet International article on Prae Pan Group
HomeNet Thailand (Foundation for Labour and Employment Promotion) – This association is the coordinating centre of the network of homebased producers and homeworkers, and non-governmental organizations in Thailand.
Laos: Remnants of War photo essay – We work with weaving groups in Laos, the least developed and most rural country in Southeast Asia. This photo essay illustrates the importance and dangers of alternative forms of income generation in an area that continues to be endangered by the "Vietnam" War.
Mulberries – One of TAMMACHAT's trading partners for organic silks, this not-for-profit company, Lao Sericulture Co. (brand name: Mulberries) creates income-generating opportunities for Lao people in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
Thai Food & Travel – Kasma Loha-unchit offers Thai cooking classes in the San Francisco Bay area, online recipes and small-group adventure tours in Thailand to explore Thai culture off-the-beaten track. Read Kasma's blog entry, A Treasure of Northeastern Thailand: Weaving Villages.
The ThaiCraft Association – This organization sells high quality Thai crafts and promotes fair trade for partner artisan groups with monthly fairs in Bangkok.
Work for Widows – This project provides much needed income to abandoned and widowed women in Sri Lanka by providing materials, training and a marketplace for products they create to support their families and educate their children.
World Fair Trade Organization – The global network of fair trade organizations' mission is to improve the livelihoods and well-being of disadvantaged producers by linking and promoting fair trade organizations, and speaking out for greater justice in world trade.
World Fair Trade Day – Celebrate the annual global campaign for the fair trade movement connecting producers and consumers around the world. Held each year in early May.
Worldviews 2000 – Our friend Roger Harmon runs fascinating small-group tours in Southeast Asia, using his skills and connections from his Peace Corps days in the region.
Anna Quilts – Quilt artist, respected teacher and designer, Anna Davison is also founder of the Women's Work Project.
Bonnie Samuel, Textile Artist – Bonnies is an art quilter with a passion for fibre and culture.
Canadian Quilters' Association – This association promotes a greater understanding, appreciation, and knowledge of the art, techniques, and heritage of patchwork, appliqué and quilting.
Ethical Fashion Forum – This not-for-profit network focuses on social and environmental sustainability in the fashion industry.
Fashion Takes Action – A non-profit dedicated to sustainable fashion in Canada.
Floating Stone Silk Accessories – Our friend Lynda works with Cambodian groups to produce beautiful silk accessories, fairly traded.
Laurie Swim Quilt Art – We're captivated by Laurie's use of the quilt to tell stories and show feeling. Her latest book is a gem. Laurie used an exquisite piece of TAMMACHAT's naturally dyed mudmee silk in the reflection on water in her piece to the left.
Raw Beauty. 16 x 16 inch Mixed Media Fibre, Laurie Swim 2008
Méversible – Melanie makes the cutest hats ever and uses TAMMACHAT's fabrics for some of them! Check out the Fair Trade section of her site.
Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council – The NSDCC represents over 300 individual artisans and craft enthusiasts through markets, exhibitions and other activities, promoting the work of its members locally, nationally and internationally. Because we very much support local artisans too, we're members.
Pangnirtung Tapestry Studio – These Inuit women tapestry weavers are part ofthe Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts on Baffin Island, Nunavut, in the Far Northof Canada. You see them here wearing silk scarves handcrafted by weavers in Thailand and Laos!
Pollination Project – This education and development centre in rural Nova Scotia, Canada offers opportunities to explore the inherent connections between healthy food, artistic expression, mindful practices and just society.
Prae Pan Group – This women's cotton and silk weaving co-operative is one of our partners in NE Thailand.
selvedge – This is our favourite textile magazine.
Studio Art Quilt Associates – This international organization's mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development and documentation.
TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List – A membership of textile and fiber art artists, businesses, galleries and projects on the web. We're members.
The Thai Textile Society – This non-profit organization is dedicated to the study and appreciation of textiles, with particular emphasis on the textiles of Thailand and Southeast Asia. We're members.
Valerie Hearder's African Threads – Val is an internationally respected art quilter, teacher and author. Learn more about her project African Threads: Textiles in Support of Women in South Africa.
What's the big deal about bamboo? – Read more about whether this is an eco-friendly fibre or not. We stay away from it, unless it's used as the peeled skin of bamboo that's woven into baskets.