THE ARTISAN : CREATIVE WOMEN
Creative Women is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and is working with 300 artisans from countries including Ethiopia. Seventy-three percent of the artisans are women. In creating opportunities for ethnically diverse artisans groups across Ethiopia, Creative Women is helping preserve traditional techniques. Weavers remain quite a marginalized group, and weaving remains part of the informal sector. The art of weaving is disappearing as the newer generations are opting to leave the trade in search of other employment opportunities. Creative Women approaches ethical design as a counterpoint to mass production.
Creative Women provides a reliable, long-term source of income for craftspeople that would otherwise likely need to leave their trade in search of other income opportunities. We are excited to work with artisans at Creative Women as they create beautiful, fair trade products.