Amazigh: Short film tells the story of the people of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains while showcasing stunning scenery through outdoor sports

Amazigh is a short film which combines telling the story of the indigenous Amazigh people of the Atlas Mountains of Morocco while showcasing the stunning environment through skiing and mountain biking. Made in partnership with Bou Naceur Sustainability and the Vertical Wanderer, Amazigh shares the story of rural communities in the Atlas Mountains as they express concern about the changing climate and economic issues that they … Continue reading Amazigh: Short film tells the story of the people of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains while showcasing stunning scenery through outdoor sports

Fantasia: Morocco’s female warriors take on “game of gunpowder” at equestrian festivals

Fantasia is an ancient practice in the Maghreb region from when the indigenous Amazighs would fight on horseback in battle. Also known as Game of Gunpowder or Tbourida, Fantasia is one of Morocco’s biggest and most popular festivals. The presentation is a bright and colourful show which celebrates and shows off the skills and talents of the Amazigh riders. They each line up in traditional … Continue reading Fantasia: Morocco’s female warriors take on “game of gunpowder” at equestrian festivals

Amal: Marrakech-based nonprofit and restaurant empowering women through culinary skills

Marrakech-based nonprofit Amal is helping to empower women through training them in culinary skills. Amal is focused on uplifting women in Morocco from economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds. Many of the trainees face social stigma, rejection or disability that impedes their ability to earn a living to support themselves and their children. Trainees start a six-month training programme to learn all aspects of work in … Continue reading Amal: Marrakech-based nonprofit and restaurant empowering women through culinary skills

Moroccan women collaborate with architecture students to design and build women’s community centre near Atlas Mountains from earth and stone

A small earthen village near the Atlas Mountains of Morocco is now home to a women’s community centre, designed and built by local women and a group of architecture students using sustainable materials – earth and stone. The Women’s House in Ouled Merzoug is a meeting, working and learning place in the centre of the village, where local  women can share their crafts with the … Continue reading Moroccan women collaborate with architecture students to design and build women’s community centre near Atlas Mountains from earth and stone

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

Solar Energy in Morocco: DW documentary examines how the transition to renewables is impacting rural communities

Morocco is leading the change to renewables in Africa, as the country sets out to end its dependency on imported fossil fuels. With 3,000 hours of sun a year, Morocco is increasingly turning to solar power to provide its energy needs, installing one of the world’s largest solar plants in Ouarzazate. This energy is also transforming life in remote villages. In the below documentary, German … Continue reading Solar Energy in Morocco: DW documentary examines how the transition to renewables is impacting rural communities

Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Atlas Kasbah, Morocco

Life & Soul Magazine’s Travel Guide to Eco Spas will whet your appetite for a vacation that brings healing to holidaymakers in accommodations that work in harmony with the planet. 17. Atlas Kasbah, Morocco Morocco’s coastal city of Agadir, famed for its beaches facing the Atlantic Ocean, is by-and-large a resort destination. Located in the foothills of the the Anti-Atlas Mountains of southern Morocco, as … Continue reading Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Atlas Kasbah, Morocco

Demand for Argan Oil in the cosmetics industry threatens natural resource native only to Morocco

Argan oil, known as “Morocco’s Gold” has become one of the most well-known and prized oils in the cosmetic industry, given the skin and beauty healing properties of this nut oil which comes from the Argan tree, native in the world only to Morocco. Getting oil from the fruit of the argan tree involves drying it, extracting the nuts, cracking them to reveal the kernels, … Continue reading Demand for Argan Oil in the cosmetics industry threatens natural resource native only to Morocco

Truck Surf Hotel: Double-decker truck on wheels offering surf and stay

Surfers or road trippers alike looking for a luxury stay on the road need look no further than Truck Surf Hotel – a fully equipped converted Mercedes Actros truck. This double-decker truck has been outfitted with a cosy living room, kitchen, and bathroom – complete with a toilet and shower – as well as five bedrooms. From June to October, guests can travel throughout Portugal … Continue reading Truck Surf Hotel: Double-decker truck on wheels offering surf and stay

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