Nice to meet you, I’m Agripina! My community and I make textiles with Ethnotek using a process called ‘jaspe’. The raw warp yarn is tied and dyed in sections, then spooled onto bobbins, which feed the treadle loom to complete the textiles. Weaving is created at my workshop and with my friend Manuel-Francisco in our village, Paxtoca. Your tips will be split amongst our community every month in proportion to the amount of weaving each person has completed. Muchas gracias!
Hi, I’m Charles Acquah, I’m from the Somanya village in Ghana and have a workshop in Accra where I make all of Ethnotek’s batik fabrics with my son Nathaniel. Our motif designs are inspired by traditional Adinkra symbols. We hope you love our textile art. Your tips will go directly to me and my family, thank you for supporting our craft!
Hola, we are Lidia, Blanca and Alida! We are creators of the very rare Mayan Star Motif and will soon be leaving the weaving trade, but are happy to say that our new weaving partners Alirio, Rosa, Felipe and Etelvina in San Marcos are carrying on our tradition. Your tips will be split amongst our communities every month in proportion to the amount of weaving each person has completed. We thank you very much for the support!
Hi, I’m Che and I’m part of a group of 96 artisans in the northern highlands of Vietnam who make hand-embroidered textiles in collaboration with Ethnotek. Hmong women make only 2 tribal skirts per year and it’s our favorite hobby that we do during breaks from our agricultural work. This craft is our heritage that we’re proud to protect and is fun to make because we often socialize, laugh, and joke with each other while creating it. Your tips will be split amongst our female-led co-op every month in proportion to the amount of tribal skirts each woman delivers. Thank you for helping our craft and sharing our story.
Hi, I’m George Ameyaw and my family have been weaving Kente for 5 generations. My team of amazing artisans are comprised of Felix Boakye, James Atagbolo and Willliam Agbo. Our workshop is in Accra Ghana and our weaving technique has it’s traditional roots that date back to the 17th century from the Ashanti, Akan and Ewe tribes. Your tips will be split equally amongst my small team, thank you for supporting our craft!
Hello, I’m Inrahani! Our textiles are made on a bamboo frame loom in the Phan Rang Tap Cham village in central Vietnam. Our community are proud descendants of the Champa Kingdom and are grateful for your support. Your tips will be split amongst our community every month in proportion to the amount of weaving each person has completed. We are grateful to collaborate with you to elevate our craft.
Hello, I’m Shamji and I am Ethnotek’s first artisan and have been working with the team since 2010. Our process is called pit loom weaving and our motifs are several generations old. My family and I are community leaders of the Vankar people. Weaving textiles is our main identity and my mission is to teach the next generation of artisans so we can preserve our tradition through them. We’re proud to receive your support and to see our fabrics on bags & travelers around the world.