Last year I had a wonderful Style Talk Interview with Mayura Kona from One Thread Fair Trade. Mayura does incredible work with women in India, helping women to obtain economic self-sufficiency and overcome violence by employing them as artisans. The mission of One Thread Fair Trade is truly beautiful and the work produced by each artisan is inspiring.
This year One Thread is introducing a gorgeous new collection, Arifa. Named after one of the inspiring artists that Mayura works with, Arifa is inspired by the landscape of India. The unpredictable lines and shapes that you see in each design are inspired by the lines formed by the Indian landscape. Mayura says, “The initial inspiration for the Arifa Collection came while I was taking a walk with my grandmother in India. During one of our walks, my eye was drawn to the beautiful shapes and lines in the cracks of the earth below us. The uneven and unpredictable lines were the first design element that set the course for the Arifa Collection.”
I love the idea of being inspired by one’s surroundings. And the unique shapes and bold colors make this collecting intriguing.
Every time you purchase from One Thread Fair Trade you are truly changing someone’s life. It’s wonderful to see how good design can make a difference.