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.
LOUD's Central Office
A space to createEvery 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 mission. This has been a dream for LO’UD since the three weaving groups were formed in 2007, and after years of negotiation and hard work, they’ve realised their dream!
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!
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!