WHO ARE WE
Textura was founded by Ian Pigg and Sinja Streuper who met as traders in the field and on the road. Ian used to live in Hong Kong and China and Sinja in several African countries for about 10 years.
But we couldn't have been in this place without the help from many.
First and foremost the small people who produce our lovely goodies, our committed part-timers, supporting family and the 'fan club' of regulars who share our appreciation and keep us going.
WHY SELLING WHAT WE DO
Passionate about the where we went, what we did and whom we met on our personal journeys we want to keep those special connections going by sourcing and selling from those faraway places.
HOW ABOUT FAIR TRADE
Having travelled and/or lived in places of difficult living conditions and human suffering made us more aware of our role in the way the world is organised. It made us think about ways how we can make a positive difference, even if it is a small one.
So we try to source as much as possible from small entrepreneurs. Directly. As we believe this serves all.
We pay fair prices and when we order we will always pay a deposit towards the materials, enabling them to produce without risk to their livelihood.
Our core product is durable clothing made of natural fibres, mainly nettle fabric. Sustainably grown without irrigation and without pesticides. We love it!
Where we have choices we look for the most eco-friendly and sustainable way to do business. We try to decrease our carbon footprint, re-use and recycle packaging and use solar where we can.
We trade from our shop in Ashbourne , a festival stall in summer and online.
Currently Jayne Brooks is supporting us in the shop.
We are a living wage employer.