Creatively Speaking ...
If it’s true that creativity has got to start with humanity, as Marilyn Monroe famously declared—and we believe it—and that women have the power to change the world— which we’re sure of—then the business model of design collective Creative Women is as flawless as its hand-woven goods.
Founded by Ellen Dorsch, who appreciates beautiful things, travel, and good deeds, Creative Women is based in Vermont but the women behind it reside around the world. Through partnership with a handful of female-owned textile design studios in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Mali, and Swaziland, Dorsch’s company imports stylish accessories and traditionally-inspired accents for your home.
Each purchase supports fair trade practices and women’s financial independence in developing nations. Over the past eight years, Creative Women has helped its partner studios grow and provide jobs for more than 300 women.
The gauzy Netela Scarf is our new go-to for when the sun sets and temps fall. And we’re loving the Paris-meets-Ethiopia chic of the Hatch Tablecloth--perfect, we think, for a late-summer dinner party, followed by a well-deserved rest for the chef beneath the Textured Silk and Cotton Throw.
We knew you were more than just a pretty face Ms. Monroe.