Set of 4 Fridge Magnets, Selvedge World Fair 2021
NOHUI is a Mexican organisation that honours the connection between artisans and the land that surrounds them. On the coast of Oaxaca, a community called Jamiltepec is still dedicated to the sowing and cultivation of organic, native white, coyuchi and green cotton on small plots of land. They use many ceremonial, pre-Hispanic natural dyes such as the purple snail pansa, the grana cochinilla and indigo. Thanks to these processes, unique pieces such as huipiles, cotones and rebozos are created.
Barefoot Ceylon is a Sri Lankan brand combining the craft of weaving with the art of design. In 1964, Barbara Sansoni was invited to design in a convent workshop just north of Colombo. Today, Barefoot has a band of dedicated designers providing training, designs and raw materials to female artisans.
Nila House works with dyers across India to reintroduce and encourage the use of natural indigo. Nila's research and grassroots work on indigo naturally extends to the crafts of hand weaving and natural dyes, hand spinning, hand weaving and embroidery. They aim to slowly reintroduce chemical-free, decentralised systems back into the textile supply chain and to this end, work with communities of farmers and artisans by providing consistent support to grow livelihood capabilities.