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Herbal Fab: Bringing Indian Organic Cotton To The Masses

BENJAMIN FITZGERALD, Le Souk Contributor
Ahmedabad is Gujarat’s major city – an eclectic metropolis with many remarkable buildings that recount the ancient history of India.  Ahmedabad’s ‘old quarter’ charm and bus...
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mYak: Sustainable Tibetan Fibers Spun in Italy

BENITA, Le Souk Contributor
The Tibetan Plateau, illustriously nicknamed the ‘Rooftop of the World’, offers beauty in turquoise lakes, massive glaciers, snow capped mountains and vibrant green grasslands. ...
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Wild Silk Markets: Sustainable Silks Give Back To Madagascar

BENJAMIN FITZGERALD, Le Souk Contributor
The beauty of the Bay of Antongil and surrounding rainforest paints a picture of a fertile landscape. But sadly, it's under-threat. In 2003, environmentalist Catherine Craig launc...
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Phillips Shirts: Traditional Craftsmanship In Melbourne's Rag Trade

BENITA, Le Souk Contributor
The Sixties saw Australian designers reach out to local manufacturers, sourcing the beautiful stock of fabrics inherently linked to culture of the Great South Land.It was during ...
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Hokkoh: Decorative Cotton Prints 'Made In Japan'

BENJAMIN FITZGERALD, Le Souk Contributor
Located within the bustle of Osaka city, textile firm Hokkoh, has been part of the Japanese manufacturing industry for over 35 years. A specialist in decorative prints, Hokkoh ha...
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Takisada Nagoya: Japanese Craftwork & Fashion Forecasting

BENJAMIN FITZGERALD, Le Souk Contributor
The Japanese city of Nagoya can be found in the north of Ise Bay – a fruitful lay of water that frames the low level plateau known as the Nōbi Plain. The fertile flatlands and wi...

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