Team ibu is sitting on the porch working over lunch when the Tweet came through: Malala accepts the Nobel Peace Prize. Immediately we turn our eyes to her speech and an unexpected silence falls upon us. The 17 year old girl from Swat Valley takes the moment entirely into her hands and holds us there – her clear words, her unapologetic presence, her mythic story – until eyes were filled with the hope and wonder of what one girl can do, with the spirit of this one who has come to lead us.
ibu is a movement of women around the world growing into economic self-sufficiency through the art of their hands, bearers of both textile tradition and social change.
An ibu ally wraps our hand-loomed luxury around her shoulder or leans into a cushion shining with a woman’s imagination and she belongs to this movement.