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  • Carmen Lorente

New York´s Columbus Circle was the backdrop for a successful event.

This past November 8th, Women Together held its 3rd Weaving Together: Yours and Ours for Them event at New York´s Museum of Art and Design located on Columbus Circle.

From 11:00am until 9:00pm that day Women Together held a sale of gently used garments donated by incredible women worldwide, stock inventory from fashion name brands, and accessories made by the program´s artisans in Colombia and Dominican Republic. Additionally, present during the event were small designer brands with their wares; Sahasrara ( with a mediterranean clothing line, Betsy Cruz ( with handmade glass bead jewelry, MAWÁ ( a line of beaded accessories made by trained artisans in Colombia, and designer members from the online network Merakiu ( such as: Najash, Mayorga, Divinidad Wayuu, Nika Arte Funcional, Claudia Sanchez, Lautresac, Tissu Design, Ani Almeida, Sigrid Happle, and Santa Martina Shoes amongst others.

The event also served as the presentation of the upcoming travelling exhibit, El Mundo en un Hilo (The World on a Thread), that will have its inaugural presentation at Centro Artesano in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia in January 2019. The exhibit will be on display until March when it will travel to the United Nations in New York City, later to Antigua, Guatemala during July and in September it will be presented in Guadalajara, Mexico. There will be additional cities added to this itinerary showcasing the history, migration and adaptation by cultures of the chaquira beads and their current uses in high fashion today. Be sure to check back for more information on this event.

Left to Right: María Isabel Nieto, Joana Caparros, XXX, Mar Flores

The event was made possible through generous donations made by Morgan Stanley in the United States and, RCN and Agrocarne from Colombia.

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