Ellen Agger and Alleson Kase love textiles and have been involved with threads, craft and empowering women for decades. In 2007, they launched TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles (www.tammachat.com), a fair trade social enterprise, to help women artisans in rural Thailand and Laos bring their extraordinary, handcrafted, naturally dyed weavings to new markets.
Each of TAMMACHAT's textiles tells a story and helps rural women support their families, communities and cultural traditions. We work with: • women's weaving co-operatives • village-based women's weaving groups • family groups • Thai and Lao NGO's (non-governmental organizations). For each piece sold, TAMMACHAT donates a first book to a child in Laos, published by Big Brother Mouse (www.bigbrothermouse.com), a Lao-owned social enterprise.
Wholesale enquiries welcome anytime for ORGANIC SILK SCARVES and COTTON SCARVES AND BAGS (available in Spring 2012). Visit our Wholesale page for details: www.tammachat.com/wholesale.
We want to live in a world where: women have choices about and control over their lives within their families and communities; people are fairly and adequately paid for their work; and everyone uses resources wisely and according to their needs, so that communities and the planet are preserved for future generations. To this end: We import high quality, fairly traded, environmentally friendly, handcrafted textiles from women artisans in Thailand and Laos. We educate consumers about the benefits of purchasing fairly traded textiles and about sustainable environmental practices used in the production of this work.