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Beyond your fair-trade table runner

The area where I spent most of my life used to be extremely important for the textile industry, and my parents work in a shop selling fabric. Textile for me had always been connected to some big, fascinating, and complicated machinery. I appreciated design, texture and quality, but I never really cared much about it, […]

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Acting from “Within” as opposed to from “Without”

For both Sotiria and me, this is the first time to work directly in a rural community. We cannot speak Karen, and at the village, we do not have any interpreters and/or brokers to mediate between the community and us. There are some English speakers, but we do not feel like asking for too much […]

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