Help Farmers Rear Silk Moths to Restore Forests

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Help Farmers Rear Silk Moths to Restore Forests
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Help Farmers Rear Silk Moths to Restore Forests
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Help Farmers Rear Silk Moths to Restore Forests
Help Farmers Rear Silk Moths to Restore Forests
Help Farmers Rear Silk Moths to Restore Forests
Help Farmers Rear Silk Moths to Restore Forests
Help Farmers Rear Silk Moths to Restore Forests
Help Farmers Rear Silk Moths to Restore Forests
Help Farmers Rear Silk Moths to Restore Forests
Help Farmers Rear Silk Moths to Restore Forests
Help Farmers Rear Silk Moths to Restore Forests
Help Farmers Rear Silk Moths to Restore Forests
Help Farmers Rear Silk Moths to Restore Forests
Help Farmers Rear Silk Moths to Restore Forests
Help Farmers Rear Silk Moths to Restore Forests
Help Farmers Rear Silk Moths to Restore Forests
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Project Report | Feb 7, 2011
SEPALIMAD organizes lead farmers and our non-spun textile makes the NY fashion runway!

By Catherine Craig and Mamy Ratsimbazafy | CPALI President/CPALI local director

Tara St. James' skirt from CPALI non-spun textile
Tara St. James' skirt from CPALI non-spun textile

Activities are hopping in Madagascar and here at home. SEPALIMAD, the local NOG through which CPALI works is making plans to increase farmer numbers. In the attached newsletter Mamy maps out where 5 lead farmers are organizing teams of 10-20 farmers.  

In addition to expanded farmer networks, we are now producing both silk paper and textile for identified buyers. The team will be shipping samples by the end of February to Greece, England and the US. We are keeping our fingers crossed the buyers will develop exciting new products from them.  The fact that we have had interest in our textile and paper from a diversity of industries (architecture, industrial design, fashion accessories) is quite exciting.

Finally, in a recent trip to New York, I presented CPALI's non-spun textile at a Source4Sustainability exhibition Much to our luck, Tara St. James, winner of the Ecco Doman Fashion Foundation Award for Sustainability,  fell in love with it and has made a long skirt that she will be featuring it in her 14 February Fashion Show.  Needless to say, we are thrilled and will be sending pictures of "CPALI on the runway" from Tara's February show.

All the best,

the CPALI Team

 

"Back at the ranch", so to speak, CPALI Boston is working hard on identifying new markets and buyers for the non-spun silk textile our producers are making, 

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Dec 20, 2010
Thank you for your generous support

By Mamy Ratsimbazafy and Catherine Craig | CEO MSEPALI / CEO CPALI

Nov 17, 2010
Mamy visits Rafanoely to teach him how to rear larvae

By Mamy Ratsimbazafy | Local director CPALI; President SEPALI Madagascar

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