Fair Futures for women & girls in Timor-Leste
Aims to embed international fair trade standards into the production environment in Timor-Leste to empower the thousands of women who rely on hand-weaving as their main livelihood.
Heru Ini Lafu: Weaving LifeJourneys into rural East Timor to show a side of life rarely seen on the big screen. The film reveals how women in three remote villages are reclaiming their culture and reducing poverty through their woven arts.
ETWAâs Key Partner in Timor-LesteLOâUD empowers itsâ members through local and appropriate economic development whilst ensuring their work preserves culture and leaves a light environmental footprint for future generations.
A unique and wild experience!Be sure to head to Lospalos and visit the LOâUD Cooperative, where your delightful and endearing hostesses will treat you to local food, traditional weaving and dyeing workshops and lots of laughter!
ETWA has a big heart for rural women in Timor-Leste.
As a small Australian not-for-profit our volunteers have a direct connection with the communities of women we work with and our people-to-people approach has cultivated life-changing opportunities for members of the LOâUD Cooperative, our key partner in Timor-Leste.
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Our textiles are:
- Hand Woven 100% Cotton
- All natural, Plant Dyed Colours
- Fairly Traded & Produced
- Profits invested in creating Fairer Futures
All LOâUD textiles are carefully hand-woven using plant-dyed cotton. Why? Because it makes so much sense! From health benefits for weavers to ecological benefits for future generations, the process preserves culture, simplifies the supply chain and utilizes local resources, whist producing the most delicious textiles just for you!
Building for a sustainable future
LOâUD Cooperative - have reached many major milestones over the past four years. But their most pressing need is a central office and workspace in Lospalso. Through the support of multiple organisations and the Timor-Leste Government, a central office in Lospalos is becoming a reality.