Beauty Takes Time

Recently one of our staff has been sharing photos with us of traditional African textiles. While Africa is now known for its bright, exquisite wax-printed fabrics, for many centuries the intricate art of weaving on hand looms has also been a large part of their textile heritage. As we read through descriptions of the laborious…

12 Gifts of 2020

This December, we are reflecting on all the gifts that this most unusual year as held. We have seen this year simultaneously challenge, stretch, discourage, and inspire innovation and creativity, both for us here at Loom and social innovators across East Africa. Today we invite you to celebrate twelve of the many gifts of 2020…

Here

  Here Your feet walk. As the sun rises, your toes feel the red dirt still cold with early dew As your mother watches your silhouette shimmer and glimmer and disappear.   Girls like you who’ve had to stay home, Girls like you who’ve dared to believe,  Know it’s your place to weave the future. …

The Future Is Now

As Loom looks forward to the new decade ahead, we’ve gathered online with social innovators across Africa to discuss their vision for their communities. While we discussed the immense challenges they face in areas of education, job creation and healthcare, one theme that kept emerging was that of generations. “This is about the youth, the…

Feast Around the World

Feast Around the World

Enjoy a global culinary feast with us! As we continue celebrating Loom’s ten year anniversary, we want to honor the many different cultures and nations we come from to make Loom what it is today. From Thailand to Cameroon, each Loomer has submitted their favorite recipe for this virtual dinner party from around the world.…