crochet around the world

I love fair trade crochet, which refers to crochet that is done by artisans in other countries who are treated fairly, given a living wage and able to use their creative skills to earn money.

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Post image for Marrakech Crochet Vacations 2014

This is the third year in a row that I’ve seen the posts advertising the Marrakech, Morocco crochet retreat and really wished that I could go.

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Post image for Maker of New Sport Learns to Crochet, Helps Women in Brazil

The video below shows how a man created a new sport, basically combining hackey sack with volleyball.

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Post image for Help Kickstart Some Fair Trade Crochet in Cambodia

There’s currently a Kickstarter Project for a fair trade crochet company helping crafters in Cambodia. They’ve been doing fair trade knitting until now and recently decided to also launch a crochet section of their business.

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Post image for The Simple Beauty of Contrasts: Nyoki Handmade Crochet

What I loved immediately about Nyoki Handmade was the simple beauty of the work, which you can tell is crafted with care but not overworked.

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Post image for Artisan Crochet from Hearts

Crochet from Hearts, which works with 2000 artisans around the world to promote eco-friendly, sustainable products and support freedom and human rights around the world.

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Post image for Gantsilyo: Crochet in the Philippines and Trey Ajusto

I was happy to get a message from Trey Ajusto, a crocheter in the Philippines who shared her work with me.

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