“Stitching, weaving, dyeing, felting – women have always recorded their lives in the language of cloth. Hand-crafted textiles are a kind of woman's text, lit with her mind and memory. They unfold beauty, and now – through a global marketplace for their artistry – power.”
-Susan Hull Walker
The word Ibu means “a woman of respect.” The Ibu Movement partners with women around the world disrupting poverty and fashioning change through the art of their hands. A small team started in 2014 in Charleston, South Carolina, Ibu collaborates with over 100 women's groups in 40 countries, operating on a mission to expand markets for global women artisans and help build their capacity for success with structural enhancements such as workspace and training.