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The Woven Trail and One Colour

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by Marina Marangos (subscribe)
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Sunny and bright like Africa
What I love about living in this wonderful city is seeing the opportunities for young people to turn their dreams and their expertise into reality, to form strong entrepreneurial links and associations and to excite us with what they have to offer.

Not long ago I wrote an article about The Woven Trail, a fresh and ethical business showcasing some handcrafted items from Africa. Julie Lewsey set up this business with artisans in Zimbabwe, where she was born. She produces carefully crafted contemporary designs with their foundations in traditional designs. I mentioned that they would soon have a pop up shop and I am delighted to tell you that this is just round the corner and about to happen so go along and enjoy what is on offer.

And this time it won't just be The Woven Trail, which will be exhibiting, but they are teaming up with One Colour. I am sure you want to find out a little more about One Colour, which is the brainchild of Di Stitt who launched the Kenyan fashion Brand in 2007. She visits Kenya annually to meet with her collaborators and help style and produce quality clothing in elegant and simple but fun fashion brands using beautiful fabrics and designs.
For me Di's reason for doing this speaks volumes:

"The knowledge that extreme poverty is still experienced by well over 1 billion people leaves me with no choice but to act. One Colour is how I choose to do that. Our ability to create change in the world starts with a belief that it's possible and then to find a way to do it. One Colour is me finding that way."

One Colour and The Woven Trail ( what inspirational names ) will share a pop up shop on James Street selling artisan made fashion, lifestyle and home ware products. With a common mission of supporting micro enterprises in Africa, the two brands are giving you a once-only opportunity to view and buy their complementary products in one place.

The product range includes clothing, fashion accessories, dining and living textiles and art, amongst other little surprises, with each piece lovingly handmade to a high standard of quality. The products are Australian designed and produced by ten different artisans groups in Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Opening times: Mon-Sat: 9.30-5.30, Sun: 11-4

For more details please contact Julie Lewsey

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Why? Art and fashion which counts
When: 1st Sept- 4th Oct 2015
Phone: 0402 77 83 60
Where: 46 James St, Fortitude Valley (Next to Molten Store)
Cost: As priced.
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