Press & Awards

In the press, in our early years...

Siiri Morley, US Peace Corps Volunteer working with the Elelloang Basali Weavers in Lesotho, has been invited to speak at the 3rd International Conference on Information Technology and Economic Development, to be held in Ghana in March 2004. She will be presenting a paper titled " Generating Pride and Publicity for Africa's Artisans: A Case Study of Mohair Weavers in Lesotho". We are very grateful to Siiri, and wish to thank her, for the invaluable job she has done in assisting the Elelloang women in marketing their weavings, and for the outstanding job she is doing now in recounting the benefits the weavers have achieved through their exposure on [click the following links to read an abstract of her paper, or the full paper]

" A Case Study of Weavers in Lesotho" was selected as one of 12 finalists in the 2003 ICT Stories competition sponsored by the International Institute for Communication and Development, InfoDev and the Global Knowledge Partnership and announced at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in December 2003. was selected in 2000 as a finalist in the Stockholm Challenge, an international competition for projects that focus on the benefits and changes that information technology can bring to communities.

Profiled in the Autumn 1999 issue of Crafts News.
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We've been recommended in various newspaper and magazine articles, including in The Sunday Times, in Natural Health, and in ShopOnline123 (a Better Homes & Gardens publication) where was selected as one of the best 100 shopping sites on the internet. was part of the panel titled "From Village Stall to the Global Market" put together by ActInvest International, a Geneva-based NGO, in conjunction with the United Nations World Summit on Social Development + 5.
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ACE award from the Life In Africa Foundation. The award's mission is to increase awareness on the Internet of websites which offer great cultural content from and about Africa.