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June 2007: Where Natural Dyes Come From

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Pictured above, natural dyes on display at OckPopTok in Luang Prabang, Laos. OckPopTok’s Veomanee Duangdala explains to Global Exchange Board of Directors member Nhu Miller how each plant grown on their property creates a different color used to dye textiles. Strands of colorful string are neatly hung, with the root plant presented below, so visitors […]
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June 2007: Jenie Learns to Weave

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Jenie at the loom, in deep concentration. What better way to learn about the weaving process then to try it out for yourself?! That’s just what we did during our visit to Ockpoptok’s weaving center. After watching the weavers for a while, Jenie and I tried our luck at the loom. As suspected, it took […]
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