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Meet the Artisan: Haptamu, Master Weaver at Sabahar

Meet the Artisan: Haptamu, Master Weaver at Sabahar Sabahar is a fair trade company based in Ethiopia producing handmade cotton and silk textiles. All their products are handmade in Ethiopia using natural fibers and they are the only company making products with Ethiopian silk.     Sabahar was founded in 2004 by Kathy Marshall, a Canadian native and twenty-year veteran of Ethiopia, whose goal was to preserve the cultural weaving traditions of Ethiopia while providing fair employment opportunities for marginalized people. Sabahar focuses on supporting and training their artisans in applying traditional techniques to produce new fibers and modern designs. As a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, Sabahar is dedicated to improving the lives of their artisans with...

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