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We have a true passion for culture, color, textiles, design and the people behind it all.

People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.
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Mission

Preserving artisan traditions and improving livelihoods while providing high quality handmade textiles

What we do

We partner with women artisans from underprivileged communities to design and create each piece, empowering them through independent income and providing our customers with unique handmade pieces crafted with love for your home.   

The Team

  Amanda Zehner founded Living Threads Co. in 2014 with a mission to do good through small business, supporting artisans while directly connecting consumers with the women and men who weave. Through her work in the non-profit sector over the past 10 years, Amanda has been privileged to learn from and develop relationships with the amazing people that make up what is today our Living Threads Co.   Amanda not only fell in love with the vibrant textiles that these groups create, but also with their stories, culture and the opportunity to empower them through the support of their work and businesses.  Today Amanda travels the world building and sustaining these relationships through partnerships, training, microcredit, and investments in the Living Threads Co. community.

Amanda Zehner founded Living Threads Co. in 2014 with a mission to do good through small business, supporting artisans while directly connecting consumers with the women and men who weave. Through her work in the non-profit sector over the past 10 years, Amanda has been privileged to learn from and develop relationships with the amazing people that make up what is today our Living Threads Co.   Amanda not only fell in love with the vibrant textiles that these groups create, but also with their stories, culture and the opportunity to empower them through the support of their work and businesses.  Today Amanda travels the world building and sustaining these relationships through partnerships, training, microcredit, and investments in the Living Threads Co. community.

founder & ed, Amanda

 Hailing from Port Saint Lucie, Florida, Martine Target Louis’ interest in the field of International Development and Global Interdependence stems from her first hand experience growing up in Haiti, a country ripe in resources and culture but lacking in leadership.  Martine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a focus on International Relations from Florida International University.  During her undergraduate career, Martine served as a 2104 Women Who Lead Ambassador, a member of Phi Alpha Delta Pre Law Fraternity, and was awarded with the Excellence in Civic Engagement Medallion of Distinction by the Center for Leadership and Service.  In the future, Martine hopes to help women and men artisans to improve their economic positions by helping them gain access to international markets that would enable them to receive fair prices for their work and reach more customers.

Hailing from Port Saint Lucie, Florida, Martine Target Louis’ interest in the field of International Development and Global Interdependence stems from her first hand experience growing up in Haiti, a country ripe in resources and culture but lacking in leadership.

Martine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a focus on International Relations from Florida International University.  During her undergraduate career, Martine served as a 2104 Women Who Lead Ambassador, a member of Phi Alpha Delta Pre Law Fraternity, and was awarded with the Excellence in Civic Engagement Medallion of Distinction by the Center for Leadership and Service.

In the future, Martine hopes to help women and men artisans to improve their economic positions by helping them gain access to international markets that would enable them to receive fair prices for their work and reach more customers.

business development intern, martine

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 Samuel is a full time Photojournalist in Washington, D.C. He started his career in the Marine Corps as a Combat Photographer and received a BFA in Photojournalism from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Samuel is a passionate runner, climber, adventurer and artist. He comes to Living Threads Co. with a desire to connect people through design, color and craft.

Samuel is a full time Photojournalist in Washington, D.C. He started his career in the Marine Corps as a Combat Photographer and received a BFA in Photojournalism from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Samuel is a passionate runner, climber, adventurer and artist. He comes to Living Threads Co. with a desire to connect people through design, color and craft.

Photography & video, Samuel

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