The Weftshop Project
 
Weftshop (Women,Education,Freedom,Textiles) is a not for profit, Free Trade organisation that works with refugee women artisans on the Thai- Burma border.
 
The project aims to give the women artisans new skills and knowledge in machine embroidery, applique skills, and pattern and weaving design.
 
The Weftshop Project
 
Weftshop (Women,Education,Freedom,Textiles) is a not for profit, Free Trade organisation that works with refugee women artisans on the Thai- Burma border.
 
The project aims to give the women artisans new skills and knowledge in machine embroidery, applique skills, and pattern and weaving design.
 
The training results in product orders that are then sold in Sydney. This in turn provides Fair Trade income which alleviates poverty, provides educational opportunities for children and addresses the significant barriers to employment in the Thai- Burma border region.
 
The project seeks to maintain the cultural integrity of the work that the women artisans produce for sale in a western market.
 
Our Club has been proudly supporting Weftshop for the last 4 years and in that time it has trained 24 artisans in new skills and the application of traditional skills to the production of shawls, scarves, bags, purses, jewellery, cushion covers and much more that are then sold in Sydney by the volunteers of Weftshop.
 
If you would like to get involved in this project or any others please contact us.
 
 
 
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