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Prosperous Threads

by Emily Betzler April 29, 2014

We have been on the hunt for companies around the world who desire to make an impact. Today we have one to share with you.Best-Prosp-Threads-Logo_3-150x150 We recently discovered Prosperous Threads and have fallen in love with their mission and products! You can imagine how excited we were when the amazing people behind Prosperous Threads wanted to share the inside scope with our readers.

The beginning ~

In an attempt to source more unique fabrics for designers, the ladies at Prosperous Threads decided to look at women around the world who have been hand-dying fabrics for generations.  They immediately fell in love. Not only is this fabric unique and hand designed, it also carries a beautiful story.

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The women~

All textiles from Prosperous Threads are hand-dyed and/or woven by strong, selfless women who are working towards something larger than themselves. They are motivated to create a better future for their children. This job means income, nutrition and education. It also provides the women with confidence, hope and prosperity.
The women behind the textiles are incredible! They work SO hard to serve people other than themselves.

The Process ~

Here's a behind the scenes look at Prosperous Threads in action ~

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The process to make their textiles involves hours of dying, weaving, drying, twisting, cinching, etc. which is why these textiles look so unlike what we are used to seeing these days – they were all crafted carefully by hand.

The Vision ~

Prosperous Threads shared their vision with us, and we couldn't word it any better! Here's a snippet of the heart behind Prosperous Threads:

"We hope that all of us, as consumers, exercise the power we have! With every purchase we make - whether it's our morning latte, bottle of water, or new blouse - we are voting with our dollars. This is our opportunity to really 'be the change' we want to see across any industry."

The Result ~

Prosperous Threads brings textiles to U.S. based designers, to incorporate into their collections.  A cultural fusion takes place when a designer transforms the hand-created fabric into a garment or accessory relevant to the Western world. Here are a few pictures of their latest collaboration with Branch Clothing, another great company making positive impacts. Head over to their site to see the full collection.

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