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Creative Women

Creative Women cares about beautiful hand-woven textiles, good design and improving women’s lives. Creative Women work in partnership with six women-owned textile designs studios in Ethiopia, Swaziland, Afghanistan and Mali, to create traditionally-inspired contemporary accessories. 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

“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you travelled.”-Mohamed. “The world is a traveller’s inn”-Afghan saying “It is not the road ahead that wears you out -It is the grain of sand in your shoe.”- Arabian proverb “A traveller without observation is a bird without wings.”-Moslih Eddin Saadi