#33 Cloth Roads- A Global Textile Marketplace

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From their press release:

 "A marketplace for exceptional handmade textiles from all over the world,

ClothRoads is the brainchild of five former coworkers who decided to start their own business. 

 "The company’s partners all worked together at Interweave Press, a Loveland, Colorado, publisher of high-quality arts and crafts media, before they banded together to form ClothRoads.

" 'In our travels we would meet talented individual artisans and entire villages of weavers, spinners, dyers, knitters or needleworkers,' says ClothRoads partner Marilyn Murphy, former president of Interweave. 'Again and again we heard that they needed new markets where they could sell their work for a fair price. When artisans can’t support themselves and their families by their craftwork, often they are forced to leave their villages to work in factories or menial jobs'...

"The ClothRoads website (www.clothroads.com) is more than just a place to shop. It’s a place to meet remarkable artisans, learn about different techniques, connect with other textile enthusiasts or just do a little armchair traveling along the cloth road."


 -From D&R in beautiful W. Lafayette IN

The screenshot-thumbnails, above, are a cut from their blog.

© Dorothy & Ron Baker 2013