Morocco’s first artisan-run store to open in Fes in 2020 — Anou Blog

We launched Anou many years ago in order to rethink how the craft economy in Morocco should work. What has become increasingly clear since those early days is that to create a craft economy that works for all artisans we would eventually have to rethink the role of retail as well. Now after a year […] via The Artisan’s Store — Anou Blog Continue reading Morocco’s first artisan-run store to open in Fes in 2020 — Anou Blog

The Truth About Moroccan Sabra: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About the Mythical Cactus Silk Agave Fiber — Anou Blog

The new big thing in Morocco is Sabra, or more often referred to as cactus silk. You can’t scroll for too long on an a social media hashtag for Morocco before seeing a pillow or rug made out of sabra. From small shops all the way up to massive companies like Restoration Hardware, everyone is […] via The Truth About Moroccan Sabra: Everything You Ever Wanted … Continue reading The Truth About Moroccan Sabra: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About the Mythical Cactus Silk Agave Fiber — Anou Blog

Xapiri: Capturing the “spirit” of the Amazon and its communities

Xapiri, an online gallery and shop space, is setting out to spread the “spirit” of the Amazon and its peoples by educating nations further afield on the heritage of these indigenous tribes and their artisan skills. The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest and the ancestral home to one million Indians. There are approximately 400 tribes with their own language, culture and identity. Through commissioning, … Continue reading Xapiri: Capturing the “spirit” of the Amazon and its communities

APOCCAS: Scarves with mantra

Completing an outfit with fair trade accessories is no longer the stuff of coarse threads or bland designs. Sustainable garments have come of age and with age comes luxurious threads and inspiring designs that as well as being high fashion, also respect the environment and support indigenous communities and preserve their weaving traditions. Luxury accessories brand, APOCCAS, have teamed up with master weavers from eleven … Continue reading APOCCAS: Scarves with mantra