Artisanal Trade

“Created in 2013 by Elise Durbecq and Gillian Tozer, TRUSS collaborates with small business owners and local artisans in Oaxaca to create custom accessories, including tote bags, clutches, and folios. TRUSS prides itself on being a conscientious support system within the Oaxacan weaving community—something the founders have worked hard to build and maintain over the past…

Juju Just Do It

In all honesty I was nervous about asking Judit to be interviewed for Embellished Talk. With nearly 80,000 followers on her Instagram account that catalogues her skills, crafts and colourful textiles I was intimidated and thought she would say no. I assumed that someone so generatively creative would not have time to share their ideas…

When In Doubt Head North

“A A K S was founded by Akosua Afriyie-Kumi with the goal of introducing the world to her favourite weaving techniques done by the women of Ghana while also creating and igniting sustainable jobs within Africa. Handcrafted in Ghana, A A K S creates bags in styles that maintain the spirit and durability of their ancestral…