Fair Futures for LO'UD Women in Timor-Leste

Our blue-sky thinking around sustainability, which helped LO’UD embed cultural norms and international fair trade standards into their production environment to empower members who rely on hand-weaving as their main livelihood.

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 LO’UD 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 LO’UD 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!

What's News

Building for a sustainable future

LO’UD Cooperative have reached many major milestones over the last decade, and recently, their most pressing need for a central office and workspace in Lospalos became a reality. This is how ETWA and our partners put your donations to work. Through the support of multiple organisations and the Timor-Leste Government, LO'UD now have a space to create!


August 22, 2022

Building LO’UD a frame at a time!

Every enterprise needs a space to work in, be it a building or via cloud technologies.  A space where teams come together to deliver on their […]
November 5, 2016

Building for a sustainable future

The LO’UD Cooperative - undertake building a central office and workspace in Lospalos, Timor-Leste. With support and funding from Timor-Leste Government, Things & Stories, Lions Club & ETWA. This project is a golden opportunity for LO’UD!
October 30, 2016

Bridget’s Experience

VOLUNTEER IN RESIDENCE Name: Bridget Dobbie Age: 33 Skills: Product Development, Quality Assurance Reports from the field
May 5, 2015

The Kindcraft Article

A big thank you to Emily Lush for her wonderful article about the LO’UD Cooperative, featured in THE KINDCRAFT, an online blog. Emily visited the LO’UD […]

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