Woven stories | When we embarked on the #girlgoneauthentic journey to find and reconnect with what is substantial, we had no idea what we would uncover. We knew if we could, we would turn back the hands of time, if only to re-learn the true nature of sustainabilty. What is it that our forefathers did differently to be able to live in harmony with nature? How did they know how to strike that balance?
This journey took us to the northern Thai hills, where, if you remember well, we celebrated the colours of the east. A focus on the diversity of hand crafted heritage craft from a people known for being displaced and left to rebuild several times: the hilltribe people.
We took a closer look at what was essential. It is a sad reality that we live in a world where fast is better and the consequences of 'fast' are never really fully considered for so long as we have fast, we have convinience. The rest we will worry about and clean up later.
Today, we celebrate the Karen women, whom despite several displacement disputes, have carried forth traditional weaving techniques using natural cotton to sustain themselves and their families. Their designs, practical as ever, leave no room for waste. The work of their hands has created several micro-businesses for women within the community. A work in progress now, is reaching a place of self-sustainability where the women will be able to organically grow and harvest their own cotton.
Up on the link in bio, we have the 'breaking the non essential chain' bazaar live. With joined hands and effort, this is only the beginning 🙏✨✨