Narrative Threads

 

Ethically sourced hand crafted sustainable clothing. Last year, after 27 years working in the Technology industry, I decided to pursue a new direction. I had been hearing about the devastating impacts of the pandemic and related lockdowns on low-income women in the fashion industry in India - impacts that are ongoing. Working with a few weavers' cooperatives in India through a Fair Trade agency and a women's sewing collective in Jaipur, I started a new business, Narrative Threads, with a mission to connect those artisans to markets here in New Jersey, and beyond. I want my work to create new commercial relationships for Indian coops and collectives, as well as a broader understanding of the deep traditions of Indian weaving and textile manufacture. We launched in November 2020 with a small collection; we've been well received among friends and friends of friends, and now, thanks to the Maplewood General Store, we are very excited to find a new and larger audience for our collections.

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