The Beat - A pulse on our findings and adventures — weaving

Who Made Your Clothes?

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Who Made Your Clothes?
Five years of fashion revolution. Since the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Savar, Bangladesh, which killed 1138 people, there has been a movement to ask brands for more transparency.  And also through companies like our own, you can choose to wear artisan pieces, handwoven cloth, and contribute to village economies. 

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Insights from a trip to America with two weavers

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Insights from a trip to America with two weavers
How Ma Te Sai headed off to America with two Lao weavers for the Santa Fe International Art Market, and some observations.

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What makes TaiLeu cotton so good?

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What makes TaiLeu cotton so good?
A love affair with Taileu cotton and how the people, culture and traditions shape their weaving to make it so good. Published in Garland Magazine Issue 6.

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Wearing a “sinh” or Lao skirt - a brief guide for foreigners

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Wearing a “sinh” or Lao skirt - a brief guide for foreigners
No it is not a confession, a “sinh” is a Lao skirt.  When in Laos, a foreign woman who wears a sinh is showing respect, whether she wears it for ceremony, to work or just around out about. I suggest try it. It gives you kudos, partly because many assume you are working here or even better still, volunteering. 

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