What They’re About
Collective Humanity started in the early part of 2017, when founder Kate, decided to build a Community that was dedicated to helping marginalised women around the world. She honours their culture and works extensively to preserve their ancient art forms in her designs.
Her vision is to live in a world where all human beings have access to opportunities that enable themselves, their families and their communities to thrive. Currently, Collective Humanity work with over 60 artisans in Cambodia, helping them generate sustainable, dignified, and empowering sources of income to care for themselves and uplift their communities.
Each piece is handcrafted using only the finest natural materials in a way that honors the earth, the makers, and their heritage. Collective Humanity celebrate the technique, tradition and design of their Communities, by supporting a variety of artisan skillsets. All of the artisans they work with specialise in blending traditional techniques and modern design to bring to their own Community products that showcase the rich beauty, history, and culture of their country.
They work closely with two crafts, loom weaving and botanical dying. In loom weaving the process takes on 6 steps; spinning, warping, denting, beaming, drafting and finally weaving. Botanical dying also has 6 steps and follows an intricate and detailed path through natural ingredients and ancient techniques.
Collective Humanity work with 60 artisans in Cambodia helping them generate sustainable, consistent, and dignified sources of income. They invest a percentage of the profits into community empowerment programs for their artisans and their families.
How we partner
Collective Humanity introduced us to handwoven throws and this collaboration helps maintain an ever growing Community of makers and wearers. Their mission and values directly link to ours here at Alaria. Their products are beautiful, soft with great quality and made truly by loving hands in a kind and caring environment.