Weave A Real Peace will present a Zoom Panel on Asia on Saturday February 20th from 1:00-2:00, EST. The panel will include three WARP members as presenters with experience with Asian textile groups.
Gunjan Jain made a conscious switch from working for fast fashion industries to slow, sustainable fashion and set up Vriksh, a design studio that collaborates with handloom weavers in Odisha and other states in India. Uddipana Goswami is a feminist peace researcher turned peace entrepreneur who promotes eco-conscious traditional/indigenous crafts from India's conflict-ravaged Northeast periphery. Maren Beck and her husband founded Above the Fray: Traditional Hill Tribe Art in 2007 in order to document, support, and introduce to the world the incredible traditional textiles arts and cultures of Laos and Vietnam, and are authors of Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos.
The panel will be moderated by WARP member Judi Jetson, who has significant experience in promoting crafts, particularly textiles. There will be ample opportunity for questions from those attending this panel.