International Women's Day
On March 8 people all over the world gathered together in their communities to celebrate International Women’s Day. And, for this week’s Sisterhood Around the World design challenge, the Spoonflower community of artists and fabric lovers did the same. We are thrilled to not only have a pool of immensely talented female makers and creators be a part of Spoonflower, but we now have a beautiful collection of fabric designs paying homage to our sisterhood. That’s something to celebrate! Today we are applauding grand prize winner groovity, who will be receiving a $200 Spoonflower credit for her design, Irina and Friends. Alongside her is second place (alenkakarabanova) and third place (mariaspeyer) winners who will be receiving $100 and $50 in Spoonflower credit, respectively. Keep the movement going and see more sisterhood designs in the top ten.
1. 385 votes for Irina and Friends by groovity
2. 351 votes for Flower bath by alenkakarabanova
3. 323 votes for Girl Tower by mariaspeyer
4. 313 votes for Fight like a girl club by natalia_gonzalez
5. 288 votes for sisterhood by gaiamarfurt
6. 278 votes for Sisterly riding the world together by selmacardoso
7. 248 votes for Cute floral woman design. Sisterhood around the World. by kostolom3000
8. 239 votes for Sisterhood by lily_studio
9. 238 votes for Sisterhood: Gaia universally nurturing growth by vo_aka_virginiao
10. 236 votes for sisterhood around the world by stargazingseamstress [Read more…] about Announcing Sisterhood Around the World Design Challenge Winners
Tomorrow is International Women’s Day, a day to honor the achievements of women around the world and to focus on opportunities for growth. These five makers and creative businesswomen are a celebration of this year’s theme, “Inspiring Change!”
Liz Forkin Bohannon founded Sskeo Designs, “an ethical fashion brand that hires high potential women in Uganda to make sandals to enable them to earn money through dignified employment that will go directly towards their college educations and ensure they will continue pursuing their dreams.”
Donna Wilson makes odd knitted creatures, curious cushions, luxurious lambswool blankets, and other knitted home goods and strives make products people can connect with and to keep craftsmanship alive in the UK.
Painter Lily Stockman and her sister Hopie founded Block Shop, a textile company in Bagru, India that works with a cooperative of hand block printing artisans. Using hand-carved wooden blocks and vegetable, mineral, and other non-toxic dyes, they make and sell scarves to invest in an environmentally-sustainable future for an ancient textile tradition.
Thief and Bandit is artist, woodcarver, and designer Amie Cunningham’s line of clothing and homegoods. Made using organic jersey and water-based inks, her fabrics are hand printed on giant silkscreens and her goods are handmade in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Maura Ambrose, the hand quilter behind Folk Fibers, uses 100% natural materials– “they feel better, and live longer”– both vintage and new, and even grows and harvests the natural dyes for her quilts.
Who are the women makers that inspire you? Share with us in the comments below!