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Creative Women

Creative Women cares about beautiful hand-woven textiles, good design and improving women’s lives. Starting in Ethiopia with the aim to improve the life chances of women and safe guard traditional craft skills they now work in partnership with textile studios in other African countries as well as South America and India. They have played a part in the growth of all of the partner’s companies and have helped provide jobs for over three hundred people. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, Creative Women works to promote equitable trading practices and to support women’s economic independence.

reflections from a continent

“Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry, or savor their songs.”- Nelson Mandela “Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors”-African proverb “It is solved by walking”-Algerian Proverb “Travelling -it makes you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller.”-Ibn Battuta