These beautiful kilim rugs are 100% wool and made by women artisans part of a women's initiative in Tunisia!
Aatik encourages women artisans to take their professional life into their own hands by helping them to set up and run their very own cooperative structures.
Through the development of their leadership and entrepreneurial capacities, the women artisans will be able to manage the production, sale and distribution of their handicrafts. Aatik also works alongside the women to find interested buyers and to facilitate access to international markets. The end result is that the women will be able improve their living conditions as well to as initiate positive changes in their communities. We support the women in doing so through training, capacity building and assistance with the marketing and commercialisation strategy for their products.
Aatik is currently working with the women of Aroussa, a group of female weavers in the north-west of Tunisia.
Your purchase goes towards the empowerment of these hardworking passionate women in these rural parts of Tunisia. You are also supporting fair trade in Tunisia :)