As an artist who deeply appreciates the sacred and ancient textile traditions from around the globe, I have created a small business to help give back to artisan communities that carry the ancient craft traditions that have inspired my art! TOGETHER CONNECTED
Together Connected uses fashion as a platform to empower women, preserve sacred traditions of handmade crafts, and provide sustainable employment and fair wages to indigenous artisans. Each piece is handcrafted by women artisans using traditional fabric techniques of embroidery, dyeing, and weaving.
All of our products are made with great love and full of positive energy because each purchase it also giving back to the youth of these sacred cultures!Who We Support
We feature tapestries, embroidered clothing, and beaded jewelry that are handmade by the women of the Shipibo tribe in the upper Amazon River region of Peru. Not only do these women get paid a fair wage for their crafts, but proceeds from the sales go right back to the future generations through our partnership to support the Peruvian nonprofit art school for Shipibo children, Isa Weni Ong. https://isaweniong.com/
Additionally we feature naturally-dyed, handwoven tapestries and goods from Quechua artisans in the Andean mountains of Peru. This year we partnered with the Center of Tradition Textiles of Cusco, by purchasing items from every child in their Young Weavers Group to help ensure the future of these sacred textile traditions are being learned by the next generation. https://www.textilescusco.org/