RONJIANG

RONJIANG

In June, amidst historic flooding that only occurs every few decades we visited the Shepard's Family Textile co-op in Ronjiang, Guizhou. The co-op employs and trains local Dong women in textile production. While these women are themselves already well versed in handmade textile traditions - the co-op has standardized production and developed the textiles to adapt to the demands of the contemporary market. They work with a number of fashion designers to create innovative and storied textiles. More on their exploration of the potentials of indigo dye in future posts... 

RONJIANG

RONJIANG

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