Weavers working together, Tenganan, Bali

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Everywhere we do business, Threads of Life works directly with local weavers’ cooperatives. Each member of a cooperative is encouraged to pool a portion of his or her earnings into a collective fund. Group funds pay for threads and other materials, phone calls to distant buyers, microcredit lending–whatever the group decides is important. Threads of Life deals with 36 cooperatives around Indonesia, and no two are quite the same.