Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Imagine if half of everything we bought said "Made in Africa". Do you think the world would be a better place? I do. And one company in Ethiopia thinks so too. Taytu is a collective of workers scattered throughout the country that produces textiles, leather items, and purses. Take a look at some of their work by clicking on the title above. You'll find beautifully embroidered textiles and well thought out leather purses. And while you're there, take a minute to notice the product photography. It's wonderful. What Taytu has done is set beautiful products amidst a contrast of colors, shapes, and environments. Who would expect to find a delicately laced purse amongst old petrol-cans-turned-cantenes? The Taytu site and products are just beautiful, so take a moment & take a look. (Note: The color tabs on the left of their home page will link you to their product images). No beadwork here but lots of ingenuity for loads of inspiration!
Posted by SuzyQ at 19:30