Morocco

 

 

Morocco, or the Kingdom of Morocco, is a North African country with a fusion of cultural heritage, including Arab, Berber, European, and African influences, according to the BBC. Located along the Strait of Gibraltar, it is the only country in Africa to have coastlines along both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The highest population density is along both coasts, while some dense segments are spread out through the Atlas Mountains.

 

The population of Morocco is approximately 33.65 million people. Arabic, Berber languages,, French, and Spanish are spoken within Morocco. French is often the language for business, government, and diplomacy. Two-thirds of the population speaks Arabic. Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Baha’i are among the religions practiced in Morocco, according to the World Factbook.

 

Morocco is known to have a Mediterranean climate, including mild wet winters and hot dry summers, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Textiles, energy, tourism, construction, and leather goods are among the most popular industries within Morocco. Primary agricultural products include barley, citrus fruits, and wheat.

 

Artisans at Chabi Chic in Morocco are preserving generations of cultural techniques. Each purchase of the fair trade goods empowers these talented artisans and helps to maintain these beautiful traditions.

 

 

67.5%

agricultural land

0.99%

population growth rate (2016 est.)




 

 

 

 

From Morocco: Meet the Artisan

 

Chabi Chic

Chabi Chic works with approximately 18 artisans and suppliers between the ages of 20 to 60. While some of the artisans, such as those who work on pottery and ceramics, are based out of workshops, some also work out of their homes. They work hard to preserve a tradition that has been passed down through generations and that is facing competition in today’s environment. Chabi Chic is part of the Marrakech Cultural and Creative Industries, a program started by the United Nations. Through this program, Chabi Chic is given access to Euro funds for the artisans looking to improve their skill sets and sell their work via trading and communication. Each purchase of the products in this collection empowers these skilled artisans and their families.

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