North Sydney Yoga x One Thread Collective
Pop-up Xmas Market
On Saturday (16.12.2023. 8am -1pm) the studio’s change room will host a Pop-up Xmas Market of traditional handwoven bags and yoga straps from the Wayúu Indigenous tribe of Colombia. With the help of One Thread Collective, all profit is supporting women’s empowerment programs in Colombia.
One Thread Collective
While working in La Guajira with NGOs in 2018 and 2019, One Thread Collective cofounders Jackie Gilbert and Megan Battaglia witnessed first-hand the many challenges afflicting the region – food insecurity, water scarcity, corruption, displacement of indigenous communities, environmental destruction, climate change, and extreme poverty. Jackie and Megan were determined to help the community, but these women were not interested in charity; rather, they approached Jackie and Megan for help in selling their mochilas internationally. Without access to a smartphone and a bank account, the only option for most Wayuu women is to sell their weavings in the marketplace where they barely break even. Read more about the One Thread Collective here.