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Who Made It: The Artisans of Le Ndomo Social Enterprise | Mali

Fair trade artisan works at Le Ndomo in Mali, partner of Thread Spun handmade bags.
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Thread Spun partners with artisans from Mali organization Le Ndomo, who naturally- and hand-dying textiles.

Photo courtesy of Le Ndomo

Thread Spun's newest artisan partner organization is Le Ndomo, located in Segou, Mali. Created to address a lack of professional opportunity in the region, Le Ndomo offers employment and training to young people unable to achieve a traditional education.

Handmade surfboard bag by Thread Spun featuring artisan and fair trade textiles from Mali.

We use these talented artisan's naturally-dyed textiles to create our handmade surfboard bags and fair trade foldover clutches.

Hand-dyed textiles from Thread Spun fair trade artisan partner Le Ndomo in Mali.

Photo courtesy of Le Ndomo

Le Ndomo artisans utilize only 100% organic cotton and completely natural (plant- and earth-based) dyes in creating its textiles. The organization is committed to sustainable production, environmental innovation and ecological preservation through the promotion of natural dyes.

Artisan at Thread Spun fair trade partner Le Ndomo in Mali uses natural dyes.

Photo courtesy of Le Ndomo

The founder of Le Ndomo describes the organization as functioning more as a traditional African family than a system of employer and employees. Artisans are paid fair wages and encouraged to become self-sufficient and creative in many areas beyond textile production.

Thread Spun handmade surfboard bag using fair trade textiles from Mali and Guatemala.

It is evident that great love and care are put into the weaving and dyeing of these beautifully hand-made textiles from Western Africa. We know you will love them as much as we do.

Handmade surfboard bag company Thread Spun uses naturally-dyed textiles from Mali.

Photo courtesy of Le Ndomo

Check out our current collection of handmade surfboard bags and handmade bags featuring the work of Le Ndomo's artisans, or visit Le Ndomo's website to learn more today.

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