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Ethically Sourced Clothing and Tableware: Behind the Scenes

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Artisans are Ethically Sourced: We help Empower Women Are you looking for ethically sourced products? If the way people are treated when making the products you use is important to you, you'll appreciate the stories behind our products. Our partner organization employs disadvantaged women who sew our tablewares and housewares. When you purchase from Rustic Loom you are empowering women and making a difference in people's lives by buying ethically sourced products. We'd like to introduce you to some of the faces behind Rustic Loom. See how our beautiful, ethically sourced products end up in your modern rustic home.  ...

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A little bit about the process of batik block printing with a batik artisan in Ghana

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The process of batik block printing is a time intensive one.  A whole lot of love and dedication goes into each of our hand dyed and hand printed batik products:  batik cloth napkins, batik tea towels, batik placemats, batik table runners, batik zipper pouches and clutches, pillows. We are fortunate to work with Mr. Edmunson, a skilled batik artisan in Winneba, Ghana.  Mr. Edmunson has a history of working in textile mills in Ghana where he worked on industrially printed African wax print textiles.  He is now retired from working in the mills (many of which are sadly no longer in existence in Ghana)....

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