Proud Mary textiles is a local Charleston company that was started by Harper Poe. After her time abroad, volunteering in South America with Habitat for Humanity, she fell in love with the colorful textiles there. She decided to partner up with global artisans to create these lovely home and personal accessories. That turned out to be a beautiful idea… The products are soft and simple, yet colorful and bright. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of those totes ↓↓↓
“All of our fabrics are designed in-house then produced in collaboration with textile artisans using traditional methods of weaving and printing. The products are then sewn by small sewing workshops using locally sourced materials as much as possible. Our artisans are paid a fair wage for their work and we are committed to establishing and maintaining a sustainable working relationship with them.We are currently working in Mali, West Africa and Guatemala. Our artisan partners in Mali consist of two women’s cooperatives; crochet and tie-dye and a men’s social enterprise workshop that produces our mud cloth designs. In Guatemala we work with 3 weaving groups and two sewing workshops.”
We started selling some pillows and clutches at Celadon, where I work, and I fell in love with them the instant they were brought in! I promise if you buy any of Harper’s products you won’t be disappointed.