The Bulgarian Workshop

tamielle’s Bulgarian workshop was founded in 2006, out of a deep belief that designers can play an important role in creating work for people in need.
The workshop is functioning in a poor area of Bulgaria, near Veliko Tarnovo. It collaborates with local charities, to support women from disadvantage backgrounds. It provides them with work opportunities, and the self esteem that comes from creating something beautiful with their own hands. Trade becomes ever more personal – as each woman is signing her name on the tag that accompanies her work.

Within one month of its existence – the workshop had provided work for 6 Embroiderers and 12 lovely women who come to pack the hankies and to fill the Lavender cushions (a very aromatic work…. Much attention and love is invested in their work. I hope you can feel the Atmosphere from the photos…