thetextilesco

Handmade Textiles & Accents

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thetextilesco

Handmade Textiles & Accents

2 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   The TextÎles Co is a resource company for designers looking for ethical or natural materials. We help you discover and explore beautiful and amazing materials for your ethical creations.

We are starting with handwoven textiles made from hand processed natural fibers. We will be expanding later on to other accessories and accents that may be of interest to ethical designers.

I'm Nola and I run this shop. Before moving to Europe, I was working with various indigenous communities in my home country and other countries in southeast Asia for many years, to organize local crafts enterprises and to market their traditional crafts locally and abroad. This work gave me the opportunity to see amazing landscapes, usually inaccessible, and to discover rich cultures and a resource of materials and skills and more importantly, it helped me nurture a trusting relationship with them. While I have moved to the other side of the world, I continue my commitment to the communities through this social enterprise.

Why are we ethical? Aside from running the business guided by Fair Trade Principles, supporting the communities' crafts making has environmental, social and cultural impacts.

ENVIRONMENTAL: As the communities consider the forests their homes, and their livelihoods depend on it, they ensure its protection and conservation. Crafts making make use of non-timber forest materials whose gathering has very low impact on the forest. Making this income source viable, further strengthens the community's links to the forest and prevents them from engaging in highly extractive industries such as logging, mining, etc. In case you wonder why forests in one country or region are relevant to the global community? Rainforests does not only regulate local climate but also that of the global. Studies show that deforestations in one region has impacts on other parts of the world. Rainforests also help in offsetting carbon production of most developed countries.
Finally, all these products are all handmade, therefore we can say that its production has low carbon footprint.

SOCIAL: The indigenous communities we work with are one of the most marginalized communities in the country. The livelihoods they earn from making crafts augment their household incomes that help them support their children through school, purchase medicine and other needs. On the side of consumers, the materials gives them the option to make use of natural products.

CULTURAL: Continuation of traditional crafts has become difficult as weavers, the youth leave their communities and crafts to do other manual labor in order to earn a living. Helping the communities see that they can earn from the practice of their craft support the continuation of their cultural practices and preserve the rich cultural diversity of humanity.

To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.textilesco.com
To be first to know of new listings and new products, sign up to our mailing list by clicking on this link http://textilesco.us4.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=9615fd2ef006d018c11557cca&id=6f704a7feb

Announcement

The TextÎles Co is a resource company for designers looking for ethical or natural materials. We help you discover and explore beautiful and amazing materials for your ethical creations.

We are starting with handwoven textiles made from hand processed natural fibers. We will be expanding later on to other accessories and accents that may be of interest to ethical designers.

I'm Nola and I run this shop. Before moving to Europe, I was working with various indigenous communities in my home country and other countries in southeast Asia for many years, to organize local crafts enterprises and to market their traditional crafts locally and abroad. This work gave me the opportunity to see amazing landscapes, usually inaccessible, and to discover rich cultures and a resource of materials and skills and more importantly, it helped me nurture a trusting relationship with them. While I have moved to the other side of the world, I continue my commitment to the communities through this social enterprise.

Why are we ethical? Aside from running the business guided by Fair Trade Principles, supporting the communities' crafts making has environmental, social and cultural impacts.

ENVIRONMENTAL: As the communities consider the forests their homes, and their livelihoods depend on it, they ensure its protection and conservation. Crafts making make use of non-timber forest materials whose gathering has very low impact on the forest. Making this income source viable, further strengthens the community's links to the forest and prevents them from engaging in highly extractive industries such as logging, mining, etc. In case you wonder why forests in one country or region are relevant to the global community? Rainforests does not only regulate local climate but also that of the global. Studies show that deforestations in one region has impacts on other parts of the world. Rainforests also help in offsetting carbon production of most developed countries.
Finally, all these products are all handmade, therefore we can say that its production has low carbon footprint.

SOCIAL: The indigenous communities we work with are one of the most marginalized communities in the country. The livelihoods they earn from making crafts augment their household incomes that help them support their children through school, purchase medicine and other needs. On the side of consumers, the materials gives them the option to make use of natural products.

CULTURAL: Continuation of traditional crafts has become difficult as weavers, the youth leave their communities and crafts to do other manual labor in order to earn a living. Helping the communities see that they can earn from the practice of their craft support the continuation of their cultural practices and preserve the rich cultural diversity of humanity.

To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.textilesco.com
To be first to know of new listings and new products, sign up to our mailing list by clicking on this link http://textilesco.us4.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=9615fd2ef006d018c11557cca&id=6f704a7feb

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About

Ethical Design: Connecting the Dots

I come from the islands. But now, I’m based in France.

Before moving here, I was working with indigenous communities from my country and in Southeast Asia to establish community enterprises and market their crafts locally and internationally. Working with them led me to see amazing landscapes, experience wonderful cultures and discover and work with great artisans and their rich resource of natural materials.

To connect the dots means to bridge designers to sustainable sources, to explore possibilities of the natural materials and traditional skills in order to develop new interesting materials, and to find new markets for the creations of the artisans.

Many designers and crafters would love to make their designs and creations more ethical. But there is still a limit on materials that also limits design possibilities. I'd like to bridge that gap by offering them new materials and skills to work with. And in the process, we support the sustainable use of forest resources, strengthen livelihoods of many marginalized communities, and give them an opportunity to continue their traditional crafts.

The TextÎles Co. is built on years of relationship I have nurtured with the artisan groups. Having moved to the other side of the world, I continue my commitment to them through this endeavor.

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  • Nola

    Owner, Designer, Curator

    I'm Nola. Before moving to Europe, I worked with various indigenous communities in my home country and in southeast Asia to help them make a living out of their traditional crafts. I continue my commitment to them through this social enterprise.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 26, 2012
Hello! Welcome to The TextÎles Co. (TTC)

Here we bring you handwoven textiles and accents that are made from natural or recycled materials and are handmade by artisans from forest based communities or those coming from remote villages.

The selections we provide here are environment friendly and ethical as they make use of natural or recycled materials, are made in processes that have low impact on the environment and support livelihoods of marginalized forest and rural based communities.

If you have specific questions about each product or the company, don't hesitate to send us a message. You can also visit our website at www.textilesco.com to learn more about us.

We accept wholesale and customized orders. Just send us a message about your inquiry.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
We accept Paypal and credit cards that are accepted through Paypal. (Just click on the Paypal link to see if your credit card is accepted!)
Shipping
For ready to ship orders, they will be shipped within 3 working days of of the purchase to the address given by Etsy. Please make sure that the address you give is correct. We are not liable for incorrect addresses.

For wholesale and customized orders, the delivery date will be agreed upon by both parties.

The orders will be shipped by normal mail. This normally takes 10 to 20 days. If you prefer to have it sent by registered mail, please contact me through "convo" so I can adjust the shipping cost. Please note that there is an additional 1 - 1.50 euros to the mailing cost to cover for packaging costs. This is added after to lower overhead which affects the overall price of the product. It is done for your benefit.

Customs fees are the buyer's responsibility.
Refunds and Exchanges
Should you wish to return the product, please make sure to signify your intent to return your purchase within 5 days of receipt of the product. The product should be shipped back to us within the said five days, unused, undamaged and in the original packaging you have received it in.

The amount you paid will be refunded through Paypal. The cost of return shipping will not be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
We accept wholesale and customized orders. Contact us for your inquiry.