Clearly, we love to travel and celebrate the history and cultures connected to where our clothes and interior fabrics come from.
Whether traveling the states or other lands, we know that learning is a process that helps us grow, accept and understand better the world around us. How is the basic raw material for our textiles harvested? Whose hands touch the raw materials before the industrial processes that develop fabrics before they arrive on the store racks and shelves? What are the processes involved with creating from the fields to our homes? How can we make a difference in the lives of those who work in manufacturing around the world by becoming aware of who and where our fabrics are made and how our consumption impacts others and drives our global economy? From the small seed to the hands of dyers, sewers and those who create textiles globally we believe that it is important to connect young and old with these thoughts for consideration.
Here at Summer Blues Indigo we believe that travel is an important element of connecting first hand with other cultures. We work with experienced travelers to develop programs and trips that reflect respect for the history of handmade.
We invite you to look over our upcoming travel opportunities when available and considering joining us. For more details, simply click on the "Learn More" button when shown.
Panama Hat makers, Cuenca, Ecuador, 2014
Photograph by Ramille Pulizter