I managed to escape my stand at the Women of the World festival marketplace last weekend, to have a look at all the other beautiful crafts on offer. I was particularly mesmerised by one incredibly vibrant table – the photo above represents merely a quarter of the space!
Stitch Sainte Luce produces hand-embroidered belts, bracelets, cushion covers, tablet and e-reader cases, bags, purses, cards and more.
A sustainable livelihoods project run by charity Azafady, it provides embroidery training for women in Sainte Luce, Madagascar, offering them a way to earn a living.
Have a look at the Stitch Sainte Luce online shop. I have my eye on a particular number … or 3! You can also commission pieces directly from the studio.
Top image by Lulu Kitololo. All other images via the Stitch Sainte Luce site.
- Buy African: Madwa accessories and home furnishings – made by artisans in Madagascar, Mozambique, Swaziland and South Africa
- Mar Y Sol – playful fashion accessories from a cross-cultural, cross-continental collaboration between artisans in Madagascar and artists in the US
- Buy African: Fashion on Sapellé – I believe they’re having a sale at the moment!
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